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CM Kejriwal meets Baijal over increasing green cover

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Published : Jul 6, 2017, 3:53 am IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2017, 3:53 am IST

CM Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement following a meeting with lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: A year after a similar initiative fizzled out aft-er being launched with much fanfare, the Delhi government will make another attempt at increasing the city’s green cover. CM Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement following a meeting with lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal.

Environment minister Imran Hussain separately met PWD and Delhi Metro officials to chalk out details of the project. “Had a good meeting wid Hon’ble L-G. 3 decisions — restart work of greening and landscaping PWD roads, paint all zebra and footpaths, redesign some roads,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

 

In his meeting, Mr Hussain discussed ways and means to increase green cover on open pavements, central verges, flyovers and spaces below elevated metro tracks, and directed the officials to prepare an action plan in a week.

“Mr Hussain also asked the departments to ensure that not only plantation of shrubs and creepers takes place but such plantation is also watered on regular basis so that plants do not wilt and dry up,” an official statement said.

In April last year, the CM had launched the “Greening Delhi” initiative aimed at tackling dust.

Tags: anil baijal, arvind kejriwal, imran hussain, delhi government
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi