Kanpur’s famous Nana Rao Memorial Park which holds historical significance of the revolt of 1857 will now be turned into a hot tourist spot by the Government of India. The tourism ministry has already sanctioned a total amount of Rs 430.03 lakh to beautify the park under Destination Development Scheme.
The Uttar Pradesh government that will execute the project is slated to be commissioned within a maximum period of 24 months from the date of issue. The development of the park will be carried out in 4 phases. In the first phase, canopy will be constructed for the statue of Nana Rao Peshwa, Azimulla Khan and Tatya Tope as per the approved plan. Besides electrification work, boundary wall and urinal blocks will also be set up.
To make the park more visually appealing and striking, slopping water channel will be constructed to provide musical themes in phase III and IV, accounting up to Rs 60.34 lakh and 59.55 lakh, respectively. Other facilities like arrangements of cemented benches, see-saw and swings for children will also be made available.