Some good news for the residents of Dwarka. Delhi Development Authority is planning to have a dedicated rose garden in sector 16C of the sub-city. The work has already begun for the same and it is expected that the plantation would be finished this month.
According to the DDA Horticulture officials, there are 100 types of roses and most of them are of the rare breed. Officials of DDA horticulture said that the garden would be a unique initiative.
Assistant Director of Horticulture, DDA Rajpal Singh, who is looking after the project said, “ This garden is unique and it will be in its real shape next season, by October 2019. The plantation is in the last stage and it will be completed by April 15. We are planning the roses in a definite pattern and landscape so that it would give a beautiful look. Out of 100 varsities, there are 27 varieties with fragrance.”
The garden will be huge as it would be spread over a whopping 12-acre land. The place used to be deserted for a long time. Now, DDA is developing it thoroughly in different part for nature lovers.
Besides the exquisite roses, the garden will also have woodland and fruit lawn to attract birds. A small water body is also being developed in the park. Apart from that, there are jogging tracks and lawns interconnected so that one could roam in the entire green area without at a stretch.
SR Bishnoi, Assistant Director of Horticulture, DDA, said, “ We have a concrete plan to make this green area a model area. In one of its part, 40 types of fruit plants would be there so that birds could be attracted. Besides the parabolic structure made with dead plants and trees would be there give it a different look. This area is two acres and in the rest of the area woodland would be developed. So this would be an attraction for the visitors and especially children who could get information about plants and flowers as there would be proper information about the plants hanging there.”
At its initial developing stage, enthusiastic community people have started visiting to know about the project. A passionate environment lover and resident of Crescent Apartments Sector 18A, Madhu Dagar, recently visited the rose garden to know more about the flowers.
"I am very happy that in our city we could have a glimpse of rose gardens like in Mughal Garden. This would be amazing when the whole area would develop. I was so curious that I couldn’t stop myself going there at this initial stage. I would appreciate DDA for such a wonderful project in Dwarka," she shared.