Odisha’s Capital city, BBSR which is known for its smooth traffic as well as ‘a green capital city tag’, has once again proved that it really cares for its greenery and development of parks.
Recently, Bhubaneswar Development Authority installed 11 new open-air gyms at the city’s several parks in order to promote denizen for a healthy and active lifestyle.
With the new additions, the count of open-air gyms in the city has reached 26 installed by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) itself across the city. With the very first open-air gym to get installed in Bhubaneswar’s Budha Jayanti Park, which later extended to 15 till 2017.
Under the direction of BDA, several Open air gym facilities have been added to these parks viz. N-5 BDA Park in IRC Village, Badagad Brit Colony Park, Rental Colony BDA Park in Ward – 15, Chandrasekharpur Phase-1 BDA Housing Colony Park in Ward 8, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Park in Gandamunda, Mahatma Gandhi Park in Jayadev Vihar, K-8 Park in Kalinga Nagar, Buxi Jagabandhu Park in Mahisakhal, and VIP Area Park in Ward-15.
The authority is still working on an open-air gym facility to be installed at Prajnya Vihar Park near Baramunda. After having a keen observation of the people requirements and exercising habits, the BDA has introduced multi-facilitated gym equipment at the newly added 11 parks.
Now, each park will be facilitated with an air walker, air swing, twister, set back or glider, knee/hip raise on parallel bars, big shoulder wheel, bench with fixed weight lift and poles with a fixed weight
It should be noted, the then Urban Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo has inaugurated the first open-air gym facility on 1st September 2015 at Budhha Jayanti park in Nailadi Vihar on the occasion of the 33rd foundation day of BDA.