Jamshedpur : Under the direction of the MP of Jamshedpur Dr Ajoy Kumar Flora Horticultural Services has embarked on a drive to make the city greener by installation of concrete pots at Mango bridge (Jaiprakash Narayan Setu).
The step was taken to prevent pots being damaged on the 800 m Mango bridge.
The decision of concrete grouting was taken by Jamshedpur MP office after potted flowering plants were damaged by on miscreants November 10.
Some miscreants vandalized the flower pots recently. The Jamshedpur MP Ajoy Kumar’s city representative Sashi Bhusan had filed separate complaints at Sitaramdera and Mango police stations on November 11 against unidentified miscreants for damaging the pots on the bridge.
It may be mentioned that MP Ajoy Kumar had announced his vision for undertaking plantation of 80 lakhs trees between 2014-20 in his constituency.
He noted that he is concerned over the green cover of the city and has planned to embark on a green drive. If everything goes as planned within two months will witness plantation of trees, landscaping activities.
Kumar said that this stretch of road is the entry point to the city from Station and such scenes of garbage apart from health hazards also creates a bad image about the city amongst visitors. He is also in talks with the authorities to undertake a cleanliness drive.
“We have decided to take the initiative in getting the pots cemented on the pavements of the bridge. We are confident that cemented pots will help us to keep the miscreants at bay ,” said the Jamshedpur MP representative.
The MP’s office was supposed to maintain the plants and repair pots for three years, starting October 2013.
Thereafter, either Mango Notified Area Committee or Jusco will take over. The plants will flower round the year and live for 12 years. According to horticulturist, these plants watered once in two days can grow a metre high.