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Lucknow's Butler Park to get a facelift; will house pink toilets, pad vending machines & much more

Butler Park will soon become Lucknow's first 'Family Park'

Amongst multiple objectives of 'Mission Shakti', the ongoing women empowerment campaign in Uttar Pradesh, the state has converged its focus on creating a better and secure environment for women. As per the latest developments under this scheme, it is proposed that Lucknow's Butler Park shall be converted into a first of its kind 'family park' with advanced amenities. Aspiring to evolve as a safe recreational space for women in the city, the park would welcome all female visitors while only men accompanied by their families would be permitted.

First of its kind park in the state

Under mission Shakti, Lucknow is witnessing an array of initiatives to enhance the levels of protection and well-being for the women in the city. The latest decision was taken during a recent meeting that happened in the presence of the District Magistrate. Reportedly, the DM stated that this facility shall be the first of its kind in the state. Additionally, the ADM mentioned that there are plans to develop a string of amenities in the new park. The park would also house fitness-related facilities besides having a clean and refreshing environment.

Pink toilet, pink booth & other facilities for women visitors

Allowing free entry within its premises, the park would be functional during 6-10 in the morning and 4-8 in the evening. With a pink toilet, pink booth and a sanitary pad vending machine, the park would facilitate all the female visitors. The refurbished campus would not only encapsulate swings and slides for children but the proposals also include the construction of an open-air gym.

As an attempt to enhance its aesthetics, the park would encircle a garden of medicinal and aromatic plants along with a sparrow box for housing birds. Keeping in view the basic requirement of the visitors, the park would have an RO-equipped water cooler and a cafeteria managed by women.

Renovating public locations as safe spaces for women

It is poignant to note that the state government is working on diverse initiatives under Mission Shakti with an extensive approach. Such developments, as is the setting up of the park indicate the government's intentions to ensure safety and security of the women in public spaces.

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