Chandigarh, March 22
Twenty-two years after a topiary park was set up in Sector 35 of the City Beautiful in 1987, residents of the southern sectors will soon get another one in Sector 49.

The land measuring 7 acres has already been earmarked for the purpose in Sectors 49 C and D.

According to sources in the municipal corporation, while details of the project were still being worked out, funds for the same have been provided by the Ministry of Tourism.

While experts would be consulted for the park’s layout, construction work, which is expected to start by the mid of the year, would be carried out by the horticulture wing of civic body.

The park, which will be christened as Garden of Animal Kingdom, will have plants, belonging to the bush and creeper families, in the shape of dinosaurs, elephants and camels. As many as 1,600 small parks in various sectors and big gardens, including Fragrance Garden in Sector 36 and Shanti Kunj in Sector 16, are being maintained by the corporation.

In addition, the work pertaining to expansion of green belts in the city is in progress. While the work on green belt near “dhobi ghat” in Sector 7 is in full swing, the green belts in Sectors 51, 56 and one at Mouli Jagran would also be developed soon. With this, the total number of green belts in the city would reach 44, said one of the MC officials.

Source: Tribune News Service