Noida: Minister inaugurates NTPC underpass, Herbal and Medicinal Park
The Uttar Pradesh industrial minister Satish Mahana along with MP Mahesh Sharma and MLA Pankaj Singh today inaugurated two key projects in Noida – the NTPC underpass and the 25-acre Herbal and Medicinal Park in sector 91.
The underpass, now open to public, was constructed at the cost of Rs 55 crore. The work on the underpass had started on June 30, 2015.
The underpass was supposed to be operational by 2016 end but the work was held up owing to the delay in shifting utility services that were passing through the land earmarked for the project.
The Noida Authority has also done the wall art work at the underpass.
Murals were painted at the underpass under the theme of ‘Eternal Indian Banyan Tree - Kalpa Vriksha’ by the authority in association with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA).
The second inauguration was of Herbal and Medicinal Park, built at a cost of Rs 21.96 crore. The park also has facilities like meditation centre, walkways, an amphitheatre, food court along with ample parking.
A range of medicinal plants and fruit trees have been planted in the park including Indian gooseberry (amla), turmeric, soap nut (ritha), tamarind, lemon grass, sandal, cinnamon, neem, liquorice (mulethi), wild olive along with trees such chiku, papaya, mango and pomegranate.
The park will help the residents get knowledge about the plants related to health and enjoy many other health benefits, said an official of Noida Authority.