Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Greening Delhi' initiative

The roads in Delhi are set for a green makeover and vaccum cleaning starting Friday. The bald patches on the city’s roads will be covered with greenery in the form of shrubs and trees and transformed into green spots to control pollution.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who inaugurated the Greening Delhi initiative at Green Triangle near Delhi Secretariat on Thursday, said the step will help tackle road dust, which is one of the major sources of air pollution in the city.

The decision to take up these measures was taken in December 2015 as part of a slew of measures along with the odd-even road rationing policy to curb air pollution. This extensive horticulture has been planned to ensure that open areas prone to generating dust are greened and do not contribute to the dust.

The PWD maintains around 1260 km of roads in Delhi. These comprise of central verges, side verges and kuchcha portions under the flyovers.Under the initiative, greening of about 120 acres of roadside areas has been planned.