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Bhubaneswar flyover spaces will be decorated with indigenous and other ornamental creepers

Bhubaneswar:23/10/19: Non-flowering trees and under flyover spaces will be decorated with indigenous and other ornamental creepers to give smart city Bhubaneswar a new look and better aesthetics.

This will be undertaken in the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) owned parks, road-side spaces and across the city as well.

The creepers that bloom not only serve practical purposes (erosion control, weed suppression etc) in this role but also add great beauty to the landscape. Because they grow so quickly, creepers are ideal for fast and noticeable changes to landscape aesthetic.

Also, since they take up little to no ground space (unless used as ground cover), they are going to be used for adding aesthetic and colourful vegetation to non-flowering trees.

Plantation will be carried out in 11 parks including 5 city-level parks and 6 colony-level parks, in the initial stage. They will be implemented in other parks across the city later this year.

Creepers will also be planted on roadside trees, with special attention given to creepers which bloom in winter, as it is the major tourist season and Temple City attracts its major tourism footfall during the winter days.

Horticulture and landscape experts working for BDA and BMC have found that the non-flowering plants despite having dense and beautiful foliage could not attract gaze of the visitors to the parks and roadside landscapes.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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