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MCG plans to open private school playgrounds for public
In a bid to change things around Gurgaon for the better, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) chief Praveen Kumar is undertaking a number of steps. In the most recent step, the MCG has planned to request private schools to open up their playgrounds for the public after school hours so that it can be utilised.

According to a report in, Praveen Kumar feels that it is logical to open playgrounds for everyone. ''There are about 150 private schools in the city, most of which were allotted land for playgrounds by us (MCG) at nominal rates on the condition that these grounds would be available to the public after school hours for recreational activities.''

Pointing to the fact that the city has lesser public infrastructure, opening up these school spaces for the public would promote better lifestyle for each and everyone. How well this plan would go with the schools is another issue as most of the private schools are fortresses with high walls around their playgrounds and they do not allow anyone inside other than their students.

Answering the one question, which every school has- how to protect the school property as playgrounds are normally attached to schools and strangers can destroy school property, Praveen Kumar said that they would provide for the extra security. Some of the schools like Scottish High and Amity International welcomed the idea.

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