The usually grey and drab concrete pillars of Delhi Metro have now got a green cover, at a small stretch of the Blue Line.
In a first such initiative by Delhi Metro, eight pillars of the elevated Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21-Vaishali/ Noida City Centre) between Mandi House and Pragati Maidan stations are sporting vertical gardens.
The pillars are covered by a mesh like frame, on which small pots with plants are mounted. The closely fitted rows of potted plants rise up, giving the pillars the look of vertical gardens. The pillars are located at the junction of Sikandra Road, Tilak Marg and Mathura Road, one of the busiest intersections in the city.
With the ever decreasing open space in urban area the vertical gardens can bring much relief. This surely can be replicated in other cities too.
Read more of this in a report by Sidhartha Roy published in Times Of India....