Cariappa Park in Shambles

Danish Tariq

Cariappa Park, one of the oldest park in the Baramulla town is in shambles and lying in a state of neglect. The dilapidated condition of ‘Cariappa Park’ has continuously irked the local residents and visitors. In 2018 District Floriculture Department demolished the park for renovation process but park is not renovated yet. Park is located at Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway.

Ishfaq Naikoo, local resident said, “Cariappa park is famous and oldest in the town it is being used as resting place by locals and as well as passenger, visitors but in 2018 the park was demolished on the name of renovation which is not yet renovated as it’s only park here, he added commuters suffer a lot due to negligence of authorities before demolition we in park were able to sit after demolition park is desolated.

Rifat wani, local passenger said, as the season of planting flowers, trees getting over soon but concerned authorities had not planted a single flower in Cariappa Park it shows the poor response of administration towards the development, she added further if the park is renovated it will ease the sufferings of old aged passengers and add the beautification to the Baramulla town so authorities should take necessary action to repair the park.

A group of people appealed to the concerned authorities to renovate the ‘Cariappa Park’ so the locals and visitors would not suffer.

After the demolition renovation was started in the park but the only work has been done in the park was soil filling, the other works like planting flowers, fountain, seating arrangement, wall, fencing and other necessary works are still pending.

When contacted District Floriculture officer Baramulla, He didn’t responded the repeated calls of News Kashmir Reporter.