Green Transformation for G20 Summit: Delhi’s Floral Makeover
Delhi is gearing up for the upcoming G20 Summit with a remarkable botanical transformation. As many as 6.75 lakh pots of vibrant flowering plants and lush foliage are set to grace the city’s 61 roads and venues, according to officials from Raj Niwas.
Beautification Efforts in Full Swing
The beautification project spans across several prominent locations, including Sardar Patel Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent, Teen Murti Marg, Dhaula Kuan-IGI Airport Road, Palam Technical Area, India Gate C-Hexagon, Mandi House, Akbar Road roundabout, Delhi Gate, Rajghat, and ITPO among others. These iconic sites will be adorned with a stunning array of potted plants, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for both residents and visitors.
“This resulted in seamless coordination between five departments/agencies undertaking the procurement and placement of these potted plants with the LG personally monitoring the progress of work and inspecting different corridors in the last couple of months,”
The success of this ambitious initiative lies in the collaborative efforts of various government agencies. A preparatory meeting led by Lt Governor V K Saxena paved the way for clear directions and a well-organized approach. Designated agencies were identified to spearhead the drive, tasked with procuring a specified number of plants and pots, preferably from their own nurseries.
Greening Delhi’s Corridors
The endeavor has already borne significant fruit, with 4.05 lakh potted foliage plants having found their place along the 61 roads. However, the transformation is not complete yet. The remaining potted flowering plants, numbering in the thousands, are scheduled to be installed in the first week of September. This meticulous planning ensures that these botanical marvels will be in full bloom, adding a touch of nature’s splendor to the G20 Summit.
Contributions from Various Departments
The collective dedication of multiple government bodies is evident in the distribution of potted plants. The Forest Department and the Delhi Parks and Garden Society have contributed 3.75 lakh plants, including 1.25 lakh foliage plants and 2.5 lakh flowering plants. The Public Works Department (PWD) has added 50,000 plants to the effort, comprising 35,000 foliage plants and 15,000 flowering plants. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) have each provided 1 lakh plants, while the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has contributed 50,000 pots to the green initiative.
Nature’s Grandeur on Display
The timing of the initiative aligns with the G20 Summit, which is a significant international event. The natural grandeur of these flowering plants and foliage is expected to enhance the city’s aesthetic appeal, leaving a lasting impression on delegates and participants. With the LG’s personal oversight and commitment, the project reflects the city’s dedication to creating a lush and welcoming environment.
As the floral decorations continue to find their places along Delhi’s corridors, the city is poised to showcase its commitment to sustainability and aesthetic enhancement on a global stage.
This story has not been edited by Smartkhabrinews staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI