Raipur: Enthused by Raipur emerging at the seventh position in the National Liveability Index, the Chhattisgarh Government has launched a mega project to turn the terraces of all big government buildings green. To begin with, terrace gardens will be developed in three major buildings, including Jawahar Bazar and DKS Super Specialty Hospital. The government intends to develop terrace gardens in 500 small and big buildings in the city.
The government has reached to the conclusion that if Raipur could not figure in the top three ‘most liveable’ cities, it was because it lacked in open spaces and mixed land use. Terrace gardens, it is being said, would solve these problems.
In all mega projects – whether existing or proposed – green space would be enhanced by building terrace gardens. The only condition is that it should not put undue strain on structure of the buildings.
The garden to be developed on the terrace of the DKS Hospital will have water cooler, mobile charging points and benches for people to sit and relax.
The government has proposed that mainly ornamental and flowering plants, especially climbers, and grass would be planted in these gardens.
People who want to develop terrace gardens in their homes would be provided technical assistance by the Smart City Company.