Country’s first sensory park for differently-abled inaugurated in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar gets India’s first sensory park for differently-abled persons of all age groups in the Sahidnagar area. The inauguration took place on Tuesday.

India’s first sensory park for differently-abled persons of all age groups was inaugurated in Bhubaneswar’s Sahidnagar area on Tuesday.

It is said to be the first of its kind in India under the Smart City Project. The park covers an area of about 1,368 Sqm

The park was inaugurated by the Minister of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Ashok Chandra Panda in the presence of Mayor Sulochana Das and other dignitaries on Tuesday.

Developed by Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) at an investment of around Rs 1 crore, the park offers facilities like insulated pathways, playing equipment for children, an open-air gym, and other child-friendly services that comply with the universal access guideline.

This initiative will benefit physically challenged children especially those with hearing and vision impairment.

The pay equipment of the modern park includes wheelchair swings, two-seater swings, multi-line swings, single-seater spring rider, musical poles and trees, sound play, drum track, musical panel, sound play table, shoulder builder, three-seater merry-go-round (MGR), multi-seater MGR, wheelchair MGR, slides, monkey bar climber, ball pool and adventure climber among others.

As per officials, the park was supposed to be opened earlier, but due to Covid pandemic, the inauguration ceremony was delayed.