Mangaluru, Sep 18, 2018: Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has already begun the work on upgrading Mangala swimming pool in the city. There is palpable interest from children to learn swimming.
For now, the area around the swimming pool has been dug up and work on the installation of a new and larger pipeline is underway. Besides, moss used to get accumulated within the pipes which would consequently reduce the water pressure. The water purified through the new technology is immune to diseases. The impurities and viruses in the water will be destroyed, making it very safe for use. “The renovation work on the swimming pool has already commenced and there’s a possibility that the work will be completed by the period of 4 months. The water from the swimming pool will be processed through the ozone unit technology which is being introduced here,” said Rajesh, in-charge engineer.
Normally, during school vacations, children come to this swimming pool to get training.. The students will soon have mid-term vacation in October, but by then it will be difficult for the work to be done. For now, the students will have to make use of the swimming pool at St Aloysius College or at NITK.
The entry price for the swimming pool for the public is Rs 20 for a day. The cost for a month’s pass is Rs 400. For children and senior citizens, it is Rs 10 and Rs 200 for a day and a month pass respectively. If the price is Rs 750 for the public for a 3 months pass, it is Rs 350 for children and senior citizens. A 6 months pass will cost Rs 1,000 for the public, while for children and senior citizens it will cost Rs 600. It has been decided that the cost for the yearly pass for the public will be Rs 1,500 and for the children and senior citizens, it will be Rs 1,000. Since the last 5 years, there has never been a revision in the price list. In the coming days, inevitably the prices will have to be hiked, informed an official.
“New technology is being installed at Mangala swimming pool to attract the public. The pool is being created making it feasible to organize swimming competitions here in the future,” said Bhaskar K, MCC Mayor.