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Delhi To Combat Dust Pollution By Beautifying 500 Kms Of Roads With Pretty Plants & More!



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Delhi has been struggling to breathe for quite some time now, right? Well, this recent development by the Delhi Government which is a part of its Green Budget initiative surely looks like a step in the right direction!

A Greener Delhi In Tow? | If you aren’t aware of it already, we’ll like to inform you that the PWD has been beautifying the roads and open spaces like parks with an aim to cut down pollution in the city. They started planting saplings like Gurhal (Hibiscus), Calliandra and Bougainvillaea amongst others on the central and side verges along the roads around ISBT Kashmere Gate Ring Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Deen Dayal and others about 2 months ago. The government targets to cover 500 kms of PWD roads that are wider than 100 feet for the beautification!

Similar work has started on various stretches such as Minto Road, on Ring Road between Chandgi Ram Akhara & Bhairon Marg T-point, DDU Marg, IP Extension flyover and Tis Hazari Court and more. Planting as many as 15 varieties of saplings along 32 stretches of several roads, the drive is set to be intensified during the monsoon!

Plus, other than soft scaping (horticultural work), the project will also undertake pedestrian lighting, hardscaping (read stonework on footpaths) and surface touching - nice. In order to revive the city, this will be done scientifically using natural trees to provide shade to pedestrians and cyclists. Great job, government!

Sourced Via Hindustan Times