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A park that's 10 acres bigger than the Central Park? Jaipur takes another eco-friendly initiative
Nature lovers in Jaipur will soon have something great to look forward to. In a new and eco-friendly initiative, the authorities are coming up with a new 'City Park' that will dethrone the Pink City's Central Park as the biggest nature hub in the city.
Said to be 10 acres larger than Central Park, it is surely a step in the right direction. In these days of extreme pollution and toxic atmosphere, this was a much-needed move. Additionally, the park will also be a new chill spot for all the nature lovers and youngsters in town.
What's the update?
City Park, as the Rajasthan Housing Board likes to call it, is expected to cover a total area of about 52.4 acres. This in itself sounds like a staggeringly large park, and honestly, we're glad it's coming up. The park in itself will be a boon for those looking to take in nature, those out for a morning walk or those looking for some peace.
City Park aims to be more than just your average park around the corner as it will have a range of facilities. In fact, it is being modeled around some of the most well known parks around the world.
In addition to having recreational activities, the park will also host a smaller children's park, a food court and a juice corner, among other things. City Park is also expected to be extremely eco-friendly as there are plans for it to have a 90% green cover.
The park will come up with signages, pathways, parking areas for visitors, a butterfly garden, jogging and walking tracks, an open air theatre, a few water bodies an outdoor gym and a whole lot more. Authorities have stated that it will take about a year and a half to fully construct all of it.
Of late, pollution levels in Jaipur have been gradually declining but the toxins remain as bad as ever. With the help of the park, not only does Jaipur get a natural purifier but also a new spot to indulge in fun activities.
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Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the most sought after tourist hot-spots in the country. The city is thronged by tourists searching tales of past, luxury and hints of forgotten culture in the everyday colours of Jaipur. Jaipur is undoubtedly 'the place to be at' when you're on a luxury vacation and are looking for some unmatched grandeur. The city houses several palaces, forts and heritage homes that have been converted in boutique hotels which can be rented for a day, a week of fortnight to feel like the royalties themselves.
If you're someone who is on a leisurely vacation to Jaipur, this royal residence should undoubtedly be the place for you to stay at. Turned from a Maharaja's residence into a unique boutique hotel, Srinivas is a testament of luxury, grace, great taste and everything that is grand about the city of Jaipur.
Immerse in the finery & grandeur of 'Srinivas'- Residence of Good Fortune
The once residence of the royal family of Jodhpur and Maharaja Karanvijay Singh, Srinivas is a stunning property that lies surrounded by lush greenery and stables that are fit for royal horses. The Srinivas and its facade is visible only after one has entered the property and made a significant round in the gardens. Aided by a pool in the front and a traditional Rajasthani structure, this hotel oozes luxury in every step you take towards it.
From the leisurely outdoor furniture which calls for one to sit on it and enjoy the awe-inspiring view to the welcome are which is simply brimming with splendid furniture pieces aided by lush carpets and luxe wallpapered walls.
Since the boutique hotel was once a residence and has been left with most of the family's possessions, it is quite uniquely charming, as each room is a little different than the other and tells a completely different story. Some more modern and artistic while others more traditional and luxurious, a stay here is sure to make you feel nothing less than a royal yourself.
You might find yourself stopping mid walk, adoring a specific piece of furniture or design as the best of Jaipur's art and craftsmanship has been put on display at the hotel. The view too, does much good to the soul as well as your eyes which will surely find the view of handsome horses running in the grounds as mesmerising anything that the property houses.
If you're planning to head to Jaipur and immerse yourself in all the material luxuries and worldly pleasure you can find, book a room at the Srinivas and live life king sized. Lounge at the exuberant terrace or read a book by the window of your private suite, a stay at Srinivas will be nothing less than a lesson in luxury.
After a four month long hiatus, one of Jaipur's most famous and common jogging park, Smriti Van is finally reopening for the public. Aimed to be recluse for morning walkers and joggers, the park is certainly a great place to start your day. Now that it will be reopening, Jaipurites can experience nature right here in the city.
The park was closed for the past several months due to a leopard being at large in a nearby forest. It seems that the wild cat has been contained, however, there is no confirmation on this.
What's the update?
Smriti Van can be accessed by those of you who are willing to sign an undertaking and get a proper entry ID. The entire procedure will be charged for and you'll have to shell out ₹55 for just one of these. This can be alluded to the fact that the leopard still roams free.
Essentially, signing up for this is mandatory, meaning that those of you who do go in know the risks involved. To keep a tab on the comings and goings of people, the forms and ID cards should help. Apart from that, there are also strict timing restrictions. Visitors can only be present in Smriti Van park from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM, which should be enough for a walk or a jog.
With the leopard on the loose, the authorities have taken a few precautionary measures- registration and ID being one of them. They have installed signages, route markers and have made a designated track, which should be enough to keep you out of harm's way. The signages and markers should help you navigate your way through the park in case you're lost.
So, as it turns out, the park is going to be open for you folks, but just during the mornings. If you're looking to start your day face to face with a leopard, you know where to be.
Like most other places in India, Jaipur's traffic happens to be a huge mess. The traffic condition is often abysmal and there seems to be no respite from it, despite several efforts. In the works is a rather minor but hugely impactful project. In Jaipur, to ease out the traffic 9 road circles will undergo a design change.
The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has undertaken this task following a series of suggestions regarding the aforementioned issue. The goal is to make these traffic circles accident free and easy to navigate. The design overhaul of these chaurahas will certainly bring about a change in the movement of traffic in Jaipur.
What's the update?
9 of the most congested traffic circles in Jaipur will be altered as part of a project by the JDA. Namely, these are the traffic circles at JDA Circle Square, OTS Circle Square, Rambagh Square, Collectorate Circle, Jawahar Circle, Riddhi-Siddhi Junction, Mansarovar Metro Station, B-2 Bypass, New Sanganer Road Junction.
Currently, these are among the most packed and accident prone circles in the city. This point was reiterated by a survey that the JDA conducted, which proved to have similar results. As part of the design change, adjoining and approach roads will now have zebra crossing marks, while the circle itself will based on an island design complete with medians and a pole.
Implementing these design changes and alterations is expected to take about 6 months, during which time these busy routes will have to be bypassed. To cater for this, there will be bypass roads that daily commuters can use. Additionally, the budget for implementing the project is said to be around ₹1.5 crores. In the future, there are also plans to construct flyovers in the area, if this move has a minimal impact.
Over the past few months, the traffic condition in Jaipur has been constantly declining. This is a move that should most likely have a positive impact and bring about a much needed change.
Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur is perhaps one of the largest government run hospitals in the city. The hospital offers state of the art facilities to patients and has often been touted as one of the best medicine centers in the Pink City. Now, the SMS Hospital is set to get a new wing which happens to be the first organ transplant hub of Jaipur.