The highly ignored Nek Chand Rock Garden located next to the Students’ Home at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will be finally restored soon after the Lok Sabha elections.
PAU estate officer Jaspal Singh Mahal informed this here on Thursday. The rock garden was introduced to the campus in the early ’70s by the second PAU vice-chancellor MS Randhawa.
Hindustan Times also carried a detailed report on February 26, which highlighted the pathetic condition of the Rock Garden.
On February 25, the estate officer maintained that the moment he and his team would get free from landscaping work being done around Students’ Home, they would come over to the Rock Garden for its refurbishment and care. But, it has already been two weeks, since they got free from the landscaping work, but now they have postponed their plan of commencing the work after elections.
When asked for a particular date, Mahal said, “We have plans to commence the work of restoration of the garden post elections. The final date of commencement will be fixed soon, and we will ensure that that the garden gets into its original form.”
“We will ensure no litter in the area, fountain will be made functional and missing rocks of different sizes will also be fixed,” Mahal said.
A PAU student said, “It is good that the university authorities have decided to proceed with refurbishment of the garden after elections, only time will tell and speak volumes about the university’s decision.