Hyderabad: Indira Park, one of the most sought after morning and evening walk parks in the city, has just got better. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has developed a Panchatatva Park on the premises, which comes with a walkway that is based on the concept of acupressure.
And guess what. This is not the only park to go the acupressure way. While the GHMC had developed a Panchatatva Park at Shalivahana Nagar, Vanasthalipuram last year, it is now developing 12 more such parks in the six zones under its limits. The decision to go big on acupressure based walkways came following instructions from Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao.
The one developed at Indira Park, which is ready for inauguration, is spread over an acre and is the biggest of the 12 parks coming up in different areas.
A Panchatatva Park with walkway (Acupressure Concept Based Walk) is developed based on the five elements of the nature – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether or Akasha. The walkway is a circular track developed using eight components including 20mm stones, 10mm stones, 6mm chips, river stones, rough sand, tree bark, black soil (Tank silt) and water.
Visitors will have to walk on different patterns ranging from very hard surface to smooth and relaxing component by which the blood circulation in the body improves and aids in curing several ailments of the body, a senior GHMC official said.
The inner circle (encircled by walking track) is divided into nine segments and plants corresponding to Navagrahas are planted along with 40 varieties of herbal plants in boxes. Walking is to be done on barefoot only.
The walkways at Indira Park, Krishna Kant Park, Kakatiya Nagar park and Chitra Layout Park, LB Nagar, are ready for inauguration while the rest will be ready by the end of July.
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