A massive plantation drive by Noida Development Authority was carried out on Friday to prepare city's lung space on the auspicious eve of 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement, launched by Late Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation in 1942.
More than 2.5 lakh saplings were planted across residential sectors, green belts, parks, schools, and in a biodiversity park being developed by the authority in Sector 91.
Satish Mahana, Minister of Industrial Development, Uttar Pradesh, Mahesh Sharma, local MP and Panjak Singh, local MLA, Ritu Maheshwari chief executive officer, Noida Development Authority, and students from schools and colleges were present during the drive.
Sprawling over land areas of 110 acres, the bio-diversity park and green belt are going to be city's lung space in days to come. The well designed park has been divided into four natural divisions to restore all plant species of hilly ridge area, arable main land, sandy riverine flood plain, low lying land of Delhi/NCR.