Surat: In wake of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the city the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to impose a slew of curbs like closing down of all public gardens and cutting down on public transport until the situation improves. As many as 300 public transport buses will be taken off the city roads, said an SMC official.
The civic body also closed the Sarthana Nature Park and Zoo for public till further orders in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases in the city.
On Tuesday, after detailed deliberations, the SMC decided to close all public gardens till further notice. The gardens run by the civic body had reopened for the public a few months ago after remaining shut for almost eight months due to Covid-19 imposed lockdown.
Surat city has total 230 gardens of which 128 are normal size gardens, 75 are small gardens called ‘Shantivans’ and 27 Lake gardens.
However, with Covid-19 cases on the rise in the Diamond City, the civic body said the situation has compelled it to close the public gardens.