The recently opened Ved Van Park in Sector 78 is seeing an unexpected inflow of visitors, leading the Noida authority to adopt steps to maintain discipline, authorities familiar with the situation said, adding that the authority will create an entry ticket system to regulate the inrush.
The park, which has a budget of 30 crores, is intended to teach the people about the country’s history through ancient texts. The park, which was inaugurated on June 25 by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has drawn people not just from surrounding housing societies but also from other cities, who come to see the daily laser display from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In response to increased visitor numbers, the Noida authority intends to enhance parking space, eliminate street sellers, finish delayed electrical work, and hire more employees. Meanwhile, adjoining flat owners have asked for a controlled access system to restrict visitors and provide adequate parking space since roadside parking has been a daily issue since the park was opened.
Vandana Sharma, the officer on special duty in charge of the horticulture department, stated that they are looking at measures to keep order and discipline in and around the park. “Although ticket imposition is not immediate, it is being considered for the future if visitor numbers continue to stay high. We want to gauge the park’s sustained popularity before making any final decisions,” she explained.
Antriksh, Hyde Park, Elite Homes, and Windsor Court are among the residential societies that surround the park. Residents such as Vijay Kumar of Windsor Court Sector 78 have asked for the removal of unauthorized street sellers and urged the Noida authorities to take further measures to preserve tranquility in the region. “On weekdays, approximately 3,000 people visit the park, while this number increases to 8,000 on weekends, leading to congestion. With only space for 60 vehicles inside the park, the remaining cars park on the roads, causing inconvenience,” he explained.
The apartment owners also want the park closed for a day every few months to allow for renovations and adequate tree upkeep.
“As of now, the quality of sound in the leaser show needs to be improved, there should be a drinking water facility inside it, the jogging track needs to be widened, and the surroundings around the park need to be cleaned on a regular basis,” said Ranjan Samantaray, an Antriksh society resident.