Delhi Metro To Plant 10,000 Trees As Part Of Greenery Campaign
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is going to plant 10,000 trees as part of a three week long greenery campaign beginning tomorrow. The inaugural plantation programme of this drive will be held tomorrow at the Sarita Vihar Metro depot where 1,650 saplings will be planted by the senior officers and employees of DMRC.
The major highlights of this campaign are:
- A total of 10,000 saplings will be planted during the campaign from July 23rd, 2011 to August 15th, 2011.
- Apart from Sarita Vihar, about 3,000 saplings will be planted at the Yamuna Bank depot.
- Similar plantation drives will also be carried out at all the Metro stations during this period.
- In a bid to encourage the practice of plantation among the public, DMRC will also distribute free saplings to the public from 52 Metro stations across the city. (Complete station list given below). Interested commuters should contact the station managers of these stations to get the saplings.
- The main varieties of trees and shrubs which will be planted are Amaltas, Gulmohar, Neem, Sheesam, Bottle brush, Calendra Kaner, Chandni etc.
- This campaign is a part of the “Till a Million Tree” plantation drive of the Government of Delhi in which all the government agencies are participating in a bid to plant a million more trees in the national capital.
- The Delhi Metro has always laid great emphasis on the conservation of environment. Since 2005, DMRC has planted more than a lakh trees and shrubs as part of its voluntary plantation programme. While 60,855 trees have been planted, the number of shrubs planted is 43,676.
- For each tree that the DMRC had to cut for its construction work, it has been paying the forest department for the plantation of ten trees as compensatory afforestation.
- The stations from which the saplings will be distributed are : Dilshad Garden, Mansarover park, Shahdara, Welcome, Shastri Park, Pratap Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Keshav Puram, Kohat Enclave, Pitam Pura, Rohini East, Rithala, Jahangirpuri, Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, Viswavidyalaya, Jorbagh, Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar, Saket, Chhattarpur, Preet Vihar, Nirman Vihar, Mayur Vihar-I, Akshardham, RK Ashram Marg, Jhandewalan, Patel Nagar, Shadi Pur, Kirti Nagar, Moti Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Subhash Nagar, Janakpuri East, Uttam Nagar East, Dwarka, Dwarka Sector – 13, Dwarka Sector – 11, Dwarka Sector – 9, Dwarka Sector -21, Jangpura, Lajpat Nagar, Kalkaji Mandir, Sarita Vihar, Badarpur, Punjabi Bagh, Madi Pur, Paschim Vihar (East), Peera Garhi, Nangloi, Mundka