To compensate for the loss of green cover due to the Cyclone Amphan, the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has started a plantation and greenery drive on a 7-km stretch of the road median divider below the metro alignment off EM Bypass from Ajaynagar to Trinamool Bhavan junction.
Officials said around 5,000 trees will be planted along with developing grass carpet on the median dividers. “It was decided that greenery will be developed by planting trees and setting up grass carpet and garden on the road median divider of the Bypass stretch below the metro viaduct to compensate for the loss of green cover due to the cyclone. Work has already started,” said a KMDA official.
The greenery will be fenced off with bamboo structures and an agency will be engaged to look after the trees and maintain the grass carpet, including watering them, according to the officials.
The KMDA authorities are also working on developing vertical garden on at least 10 to 15 pillars of Maa flyover in the first phase as was planned earlier this year.
Source:Times of India