A new tank of immersion of Ganesh idols was constructed by the city corporation this year by spending about Rs.1.5 crore in about two months time.
As this tank would be used only for Ganesh idol immersion the said tank would lie idle for the rest of the 10 months.
MLA Abhay Patil has been quoted in the TOI saying that, MLA now wishes to make this into an international standard swimming pool and the work on the same would begin from December.
The entire area is of 1 acre 4 gunthas where earlier the Chindodi Leela rang mandir existed. The tank would be 50 mtrs long 20 mtrs wide and 15 feet deep and a 30 feet road on each side. On September 10, 2011 the Chindodi Leela rang mandir was brought down and work has commenced now. And the work had begun in mid July 2012.
The said tank over night is not fit for swimming as the tank was never constructed in keeping this thing in mind that it would be used as a swimming pool. A swimming pool requires inlet and outlet of water sources and as this tank holds about 32 lakh liters of water, it will not be an easy task to keep this water crystal clear and clean and also odorless.
The Rotary swimming pool where the filtration plant is operational for 12 hours day and has a capacity of 7 lakh liters.
To make this tank suitable for swimming some major changes need to be done which will cater to the safety of the swimmers. If changes such and bare necessities for a pool such as filtration plant, inlet outlet can be done this would be boon for the youngsters from the locality.
At the same time, this year with very less rainfall how will one manage the refilling of 32 lakh ltrs of water in here for swimming.