Flyovers, pedestrian bridges to go green
Dull and boring concrete structures in the city might soon don a green look with the Delhi government planning to cover flyovers and pedestrian bridges with creepers, shrubs and potted plants.delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2012 00:29 IST
Dull and boring concrete structures in the city might soon don a green look with the Delhi government planning to cover flyovers and pedestrian bridges with creepers, shrubs and potted plants.
The Public Works Department (PWD) has drawn up a proposal under which 70 flyovers and pedestrian bridges will be beautified in a phased manner.
Once approved by the PWD, it will be tabled in the Delhi cabinet for a final approval.
“The modalities of the project are still being fine-tuned. Our plan is to get it done by a private agency. We are also looking into the possibility of getting the work done free of cost and giving them advertising rights,” said a senior Delhi government official.
According to officials, even as this plan is being finalised, the horticulture department has been asked to look into other possibilities too. “Just as the AIIMS flyover has been done up, we are planning to take up other flyovers and pedestrian bridges too. It will add aesthetic value to them,” added the official.
During the Commonwealth Games in 2010, the PWD had carried out similar beautification of the Moti Bagh flyover, Bhikaji Cama Place flyover, Sarojini Nagar flyover and others.
The Moti Bagh flyover was the pilot project and other flyovers near the Games venues were done up accordingly. Officials added that the department plans to use plants to beautify the flyovers. “Apart from creepers, which will cover the pillars completely, the corners of the area beneath the flyover will be decorated with potted plants,” said an official.