Mangaluru, Mar 05, 2019: The just renovated Mangala swimming pool has been made available for the use of the public from the month of March, in 4 days of its opening; more than 800 people have enjoyed the upgraded facility. . Interestingly, more than Rs 1 lakh has been collected in fees.
The swimming pool was closed for more than 6 months due to the renovation works in progress. The pool was opened for the Public on Mar 1, on the first day it attracted 120 students, 30 people and collected a total fee of Rs 88,540. On the second day, 260 students and 55 people made use of the pool with a total fee collection of Rs32,401. Overall, more than Rs 1 lakh was collected as fees in a span of two days.
Demand for quarterly pass : The swimming pool opens at 5 am in the morning and with time duration of 45 minutes per shift, 5 shifts will be conducted by 9:45 am. Later, the swimming pool opens at 3:45 pm in the afternoon and remains open till 9:45 pm in the night by which, 5 shifts will have been conducted. There will be a 15 minute break between every shift and the swimming pool weekly holiday will be on Monday. There are passes for the use of Mangala swimming pool lasting various time periods including 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and a yearly pass of which, there is a greater demand for the 3 months validity pass, inform Mangala swimming pool officials.
Ideas are afloat for the creation of another swimming pool in the city of international standards. The district in-charge minister U T Khader has already given a statement on this. The corporation will be identifying land around the city for the construction of the swimming pool and there is an aim to hold international level swimming competitions here.