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New Delhi is one of greenest areas of Capital city: Baijal

NEW DELHI: LG Anil Baijal on Saturday visited Traffic Training Park, situated between Bangla Sahib Gurudwara and Shivaji Stadium Airport Metro Station in New Delhi.

After visiting the Park, he said that once upon a time, Delhi was known as Garden City but the green area of Delhi had faced the concretization due to increasing urbanization. "However, it is a matter of pride that the New Delhi area is one of the greenest areas of the Capital city, having over 50 percent green cover and the survival rate of the sapling planted during the last few years is more than 90 percent," he said.

"The avenues trees in certain stretches in New Delhi area are getting aged therefore, a special drive has been made to ensure the plantation, so that the avenue trees might be retained," he added.

Baijal expressed happiness over the redevelopment plan being undertaken by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on a piece of five acres of land for two nurseries and adjoining area (Tikona Park), under Happiness Area initiatives.

The LG has asked the NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar to finalize a composite design in consultation with Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) and the entire facility is to be developed by NDMC being a single agency.

Outlining the details of the redevelopment plan of Tikona Park, Naresh Kumar said that the Traffic Training facilities will be extended and made contiguous with the public green and opening up the potential green area for the public.

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