Friday, June 05, 2020

Delhi: On World Environment Day, IGIA gets one of India's largest airport nurseries

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Environment Day, the airport authorities have announced the opening of one of India’s largest airport nurseries at the vicinity of Delhi Airport.

Spread across more than 400,000 square feet area, each plantation season at the nursery will have lakhs of air purifying plants which will help cut down the carbon-footprint and maintain the highest standards of air quality level in the airport vicinity, a DIAL official said.

They say that the nursery homes more than 1.16 lakh indoor plants variety with some exotic plants brought from Thailand and Indonesia. Delhi Airport propagates more than one lakh flowering and foliage plants at its in-house nursery, which includes about 40,000 chrysanthemums and more than 60,000 potted seasonal flowers propagation every year.

Along with creating a green and pollution-free zone in and around the airport, the plants from the nursery also provide for picturesque attractions for passengers. More than 60 plant species grown at the nursery are aesthetically displayed in Passenger Terminal Buildings (PTBs) and other associated areas of the airport.

In Terminal 3 alone, more than 30,000 plants are displayed, which are periodically replaced with fresh plants from the nursery. Besides, plants would also be grown at the nursery for the multi layered plantations on the approach road and Central Spine.
Commenting on the development, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO-DIAL, said, "We are focused at preserving the pollution-free ecosystem at Delhi Airport. In this regard, we have created huge green zone inside and outside the airport terminals and planted several air-purifying trees and plants. The new nursery would not only contribute in improving the air quality in and around Delhi airport but also add to its aesthetic appeal."
05/06/20 Pankhuri Singh/Times of India
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