By Accommodation Times Bureau
Noida Authority plans to create Dust-free zones alongside city roads. The objective of this move is to tackle environmental issues such as air pollution. A total of 315 km along both the sides of the roads in the city will be covered with grass and shrubs. October 2, 2018, has been set as a deadline by the authority to get the work done on 70 km by, a senior official said.
A project report has been prepared by the Noida authority for the job. According to the report, sectors which have been included in the first phase of work are 35, 50, 55, 57, 59, 60, 67-71, 74, 76-78, 82, 93, 93B, 115, 120, 122, 123, 137 and 140 respectively. Noida Authority’s general manager, Rajeev Tyagi said “Work on a 4.5-km road stretch in Sector 82, has already been completed. Tenders for the next 70 km have been finalised and work will begin later this month. The aim is to get the green cover done on it before Gandhi Jayanti,”.
He further said “We are already witnessing the impact of climate change across the world. This is of utmost importance for us if we have to take care of the earth. We have to do this for our future generations, to leave them with an earth devoid of pollution.” Rajiv Tyagi also said that it is the major priority of the Noida authority to increase green covers across the city and boost the green initiatives.
Vertical gardens are set up which dwarf and special plant species coming up under elevated roads and metro rail corridors in the city.