CNNL proposes to take up the Upgradation & Beautification of Brindavan Garden at Krishna Raja Sagara Reservoir at a cost of Rs. 1650 crores on PPP mode
A Brief Background
Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited (CNNL), a department under the Government of Karnataka responsible for water resources, has proposed an upgrade and beautification project for Brindavan Garden, located at Krishna Raja Sagara Reservoir. The garden covers a total area of approximately 8,01,279.9715 square meters (198 acres).
This project is planned to be executed under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The total built-up area for the project is 5,54,146.17 square meters, with an estimated project cost of Rs. 1650 crores. The entire construction phase is expected to span 24 months and will be carried out in three phases.
CNNL is currently awaiting a government order in response to its letter dated November 15, 2022, addressed to the Additional Chief Secretary of the Karnataka Government, Department of Infrastructure Development, Ports, and Inland Water Transport Department.
This letter requested approval for the upgrade works to proceed under the PPP framework. In the meantime, CNNL is also in the process of obtaining necessary approvals from other relevant authorities.
Brief History of Brindavan Garden
Brindavan Garden is adjacent to the KRS dam, which was constructed across the River Cauvery in 1932. The development of this garden began in 1927 and successfully concluded in 1932.
Sir Mirza Ismail, the Deewan of Mysuru, conceptualized and commissioned the garden. German botanist and landscape designer Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel designed the garden.
Brindavan Garden today attracts nearly 20 lakh tourists annually.
CNNL aim is to regain the lost glory of Brindavan Garden
Due to deteriorating pathways, outdated fountain technology, obsolete lighting, inadequate infrastructure, and limited tourist amenities, CNNL has put forth a proposal to transform the tourist facilities at Brindavan Gardens into state-of-the-art amenities. With the passage of time, the garden has lost its enchanting appeal.
CNNL has taken the initiative to revitalize Brindavan Garden with the aspiration of making it the world’s finest garden. The primary goal of this project is to elevate the existing Brindavan Garden to a world-class standard, thereby preserving the heritage of Mysore and the KRS Dam.
Proposed Upgradations at Brindavan Garden
CNNL has proposed to develop/upgrade the following particulars with area statement-
|SI. No.||Land use||Built up area (Sq. mt.)|
|19||Roller coaster/Indoor amusement park||13358.82|
|20||Glass sky bridge walk||1900|
|21||River view deck||4990.3|
|22||Wax Museum/Historical Museum||2490|
|23||Tree walk/children park||13584|
|26||Water plane and Parasailing||146|
|28||Tram||Length -392 m, Width -3 m|
|30||Laser fountain show||2392|
|31||Projection wall||Length – 400 m, Height – |
(leaving 3 m from bottom)
|33||Jai ho fountain||1858|