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PM Modi lauds ‘Garden City’ Bengaluru for its ‘deep bond with nature’

Apr 01, 2023 11:14 AM IST

PM Modi on Saturday praised ‘Garden City’ Bengaluru for its “deep bond with nature” after sharing a Twitter thread by a nature lover on its flora.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared a Twitter thread on Karnataka capital Bengaluru's trees and said that Bengaluru has a very deep bond with nature, including trees and lakes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

He quoted a thread by Subhashini Chandramani, a nature lover, gardener, and artist, which touched on the 'Garden City's' flora during different seasons. She also described various trees that have found a home in Bengaluru, including the popular pink Tabebuia Rosea trees, that have social media buzzing with a horde of pictures.

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“The city's perennial flowering trees include Nagalinga flower (Couroupita Guianensis), Nile Tulip tree (golden blooms with wavy seedpods), Portia tree, and the orange Geiger flowers,” Subhashini Chandramani wrote in one of her tweets.

“This is an interesting thread on Bengaluru and it’s trees. Bengaluru has a very deep bond with nature including trees and lakes. I would also urge others to showcase such aspects of their towns and cities. It would be an interesting read,” PM Modi tweeted.

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This comes after much rebuttal and opposition from various quarters including residents, civic activists and urban experts, against the felling of several heritage trees of Bengaluru for the controversial Sankey flyover project.

The proposed widening of Sankey Tank Bund road and the flyover from T Chowdaiah road to 18th cross in Bengaluru has drawn severe criticism time and again, with many signing petitions and writing letters to chief minister Basavaraj Bommai to stop the project.

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