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Vertical Gardens to be Installed at Major Intersections in Prayagraj

The installation of a vertical garden at Subash crossing in Prayagarj's upscale Civil Lines area is underway. Furthermore, similar vertical gardens will be installed at the MLN Medical College and Balson crossings shortly.

Kritika Madhukar
The authorities have also installed seats in front of these gardens so that residents may rest and relax in their spare time
The authorities have also installed seats in front of these gardens so that residents may rest and relax in their spare time

To continue beautifying Sangam city and reducing air pollution, the district government is planting vertical gardens at all important Prayagraj traffic crossings, according to municipal authorities.

The word vertical garden refers to any type of structure and support system for growing plants in an upward-directed, vertical manner, therefore effectively and productively utilizing existing space for food or other plant production.

Vertical gardens of this type already exist in New Delhi and other metro cities, where they have been built on the pillars of flyovers and metro rail.

"These gardens are being built as part of a private bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort. "Aside from beautifying city junctions, these gardens would help lower pollution levels in the city," said Prayagraj Nagar Nigam (PNN) environment engineer Uttam Verma. 

He further said that workers are putting plants on both sides of the frame, which will be fed by a network of pipelines using the drip irrigation technique. 

These gardens have been planted with plants with colorful foliage. The construction of one such garden is now underway in the wealthy Civil Lines neighborhood of Sangam city's Subash crossing.

One side of the crossroads has been outfitted with the necessary structure that will contain all of the boxes, which will be stacked vertically on top of the other. Apart from the Civil Lines crossing at Subash, these vertical gardens will be erected at the MLN Medical College crossing and the Balson crossing.

The authorities have also installed seats in front of these gardens so that residents may rest and relax in their spare time. According to the officials, a wide range of designs and concepts for vertical gardens are available, including greywater towers, green walls, or living walls. 

The reuse of various composts (e.g., compost, vermicompost, or terra preta) made from home wastes and recovered water (e.g., greywater) or urine can also be used in vertical gardening, allowing for increased food production and closing the nutrient and water cycle at the local level.

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