The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, November 9
Continuing with mission of beautifying Ludhiana, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar on Tuesday inaugurated vertical garden project with covering 31 columns with vertical gardens under flyover in BRS Nagar along with Sidhwan Canal stretch.
He was also accompanied by MLAs Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Madan Lal Bagga, Ashok Parashar Pappi, Hardeep Singh Mundian, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, MC Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal, besides several others.
Giving more information about project, Dr Nijjar said that the project would cost Rs 2.17 crore and would be over by January 31, 2023. He said that 260 plants of different varieties would be strung on bio-panels under flyover besides a dedicated drip irrigation facility will be set up for watering the plants daily.
The Minister said that the company to which tenders had been alloted, will also maintain the vertical gardens for next there years. He said that these vertical gardens will add more beauty to this area besides making Ludhiana more greener and cleaner.
Dr Nijjar pointed out that the concept of vertical gardens on flyover pillars had been taken from Delhi and Jammu cities where such projects have remained successful and received overwhelming response from the people.
The Minister expressed hope that these green walls will also minimize the pollution levels in the city which is known as Industrial hub of India. He said that Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was committed to make Rangla Punjab with overall development of cities and rural areas of the state.