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All Noida flyovers to get vertical gardens

Published : Aug 13, 2018, 12:59 am IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2018, 12:59 am IST

The plant species in these vertical gardens would include money plant (golden), asparagus sprengeri, chlorophytum comosum, and syngonium butterfly.

A vertical garden under Sector 15 flyover in Noida. (Photo: PTI)
 A vertical garden under Sector 15 flyover in Noida. (Photo: PTI)

Noida (UP): Taking a cue from China and Italy’s vertical forests, Noida has started setting up vertical gardens in a major step to help curb pollution and enhance aesthetics of the city.

A vertical garden grows upward (vertically) using a trellis or other support system, rather than on the ground (horizontally). The technique, famous around the world, has also found favour in Indian cities such as Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Kochi.

Here, these gardens would come up on pillars under the metro rail corridors, elevated roads, flyovers and drains, among other places in the city, Noida authority officials said.

The authority has already come up with vertical gardens at its office in Sector 6, besides one under the Sector 15 flyover – the entry point of the city if one comes from Delhi by road.

“There are six metro pillars in Sector 15 and we are targeting to complete the work on them by August 15. There are six pillars each in Sector 16 and 18. They are in the process of tenders and we will finalise it in the month of August only,” Noida Authority General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said. “Our next target will be all flyovers across Noida,” he said.

The plant species in these vertical gardens would include money plant (golden), asparagus sprengeri, chlorophytum comosum, and syngonium butterfly.

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