Hyderabad: After having India’s first dog park in Gachibowli, Hyderabad now boasts of a fruit-themed park at Road No.36 in Jubilee Hills in the vicinity of restaurants and jewellery showrooms.

The transit park built over 362 square kilometres was formally inaugurated by city Mayor Bonthu Rammohan Friday evening. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has spent Rs 18.50 lakh on the park.

The major attraction is the pineapple-themed water fountain at the centre with styled around fruits like pomegranate, orange, custard-apple and others adjoining it. The ambience is made complete with bright coloured walls that are depicted with fruits.
Pineappple Fountain(1)

GHMC officials said the design will attract children and people living in the surrounding areas can come and relax in the park, where greenery by way of seasonal plants.

The park is an addition to GHMC’s plan to improve junctions. Recently Khairtabad junction was renovated with vertical gardens and ‘Love Hyderabad’ symbol. Other beautified junctions are the ones at Chintalkunta and Lakdi-ka-pul.

Similar parks and beautification works have been planned in different junctions of Hyderabad to beautify the city.

Incidentally, a similar fruit-themed park exists in Bangalore, Named Kanakasa park, it has seats in the shapes of banana and watermelons, besides Chota Bheem characters.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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