Urban woods within Rajkot town to assist citizens breathe simple | Rajkot News


Rajkot: Citizens will have yet another area to breathe in oxygen! .
A bare soil sprawling 47 acres nearby Aji dam is going to be transformed into an’urban forest’ with amenities of diversion. Currently, Race Course, Pradhyuman Park Zoo and Ishwariya Lake would be the favorite hang-out spots. The idea that has been floated a year ago is now ready for implementation.
The state authorities had passed over the 47 acres property last year for this particular project to Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) and justified nearly Rs 18 crore for the purpose.
RMC has floated tenders to pick a programmer and intends to put the foundation stone for this job next week. The urban forest is going to have almost 40,000 trees of various varieties together with other amusement centers.
Municipal commissioner Udit Agarwal explained,”This is going to be a forest inside the city rather than a mere backyard. There’ll be fewer cement-concrete constructions and much more green cover. It’ll be a gorgeous recreation centre for those that will find a sense of moving in a forest.”
There are five natural water bodies round this property, which is deepened and get full of rain water.
City engineer Alapna Mitra stated”The urban forest will possess 18 cubes that will have a total of 59 distinct types of trees. There’ll be an amusement zone and also an open-air theater. We’re also planning a dedicated kids’ segment and labyrinthine maze for them.”
RMC also intends a biking and walking trail around the lakes which are going to be linked with wooden bridges.
The trees will probably be broken in various zones such as ayurvedic zone, flowers, ornamental plants, artistic trees, nesting trees such as birds, fruits as well as many others.
KD Hapaliya, manager, gardens and plants, RMC, stated,”This really is stony terrain, but it’s a fantastic potential to turn into an urban woods. We anticipate migratory birds to see once the five water bodies have been developed.”
Over 300 species of migratory birds see the adjoining Lalpari lake.


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