3 recre­ation cen­tres for se­nior cit­i­zens

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The City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor po­ra­tion ( Cidco) has started con­struct­ing recre­ation cen­tres at three places in Kharghar.

The cen­tres are ex­pected to be opened for the sil­vers in March. The se­nior cit­i­zens in the node are pleased that they will now have a place of their own to re­lax and en­joy with their friends in the node.

Even as Kharghar node was de­vel­oped, Cidco had failed to take into ac­count the needs and re­quire­ments of the se­nior cit­i­zens. Hence the lo­cal se­nior cit­i­zens had been mak­ing use of tem­ples, gar­dens or road­side trees for their meet­ings and in­ter­ac­tions. They had hence been de­mand­ing recre­ation cen­tre from Cidco.

A Cidco of­fi­cial said, “Tak­ing note of the de­mand, Cidco has con­structed th­ese recre­ation cen­tres at Kran­tiveer Balwant

Phadke gar­den at Sec­tor 12, Zodiac gar­den at Sec­tor 19 and in the gar­den lo­cated next to Haware Splen­dour build­ing at Sec­tor 20.”

He added, “Cidco has spent Rs39.33 lakh for the cen­tres each mea­sur­ing 30 sqm.”

Shekhar Ra­jput, a vis­i­tor at Zodiac gar­den, said, “Th­ese

cen­tres will give us an op­por­tu­nity to meet large num­ber of se­nior cit­i­zens and make new friends.”

He added, “To­gether we can en­joy and also dis­cuss how we can con­tinue to be of help to the so­ci­ety.”

Mangesh Patil, a se­nior ci­ti­zen liv­ing in Sec­tor 12, said: “Cidco needs to waive off the Rs2 and Rs3 en­try charges at Phadke gar­den. Some res­i­dents come to the gar­den twice daily and so it be­comes a costly af­fair for them.”

He added, “Cidco should at least waive off charges for those go­ing to the recre­ation cen­tre.”

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