Jamshedpur 29 July 2019: Tatanagar railway station will soon get vertical garden similarly like the one at Bistupur General Office Gate.
As per N.G.T guideline, Chakadharpur railway officer has met Jusco officers and discussed this matter. The railway officers have also assured space for the vertical garden inside and outside the railway station.
It was the rotary club, Jamshedpur who first spoke with the railways to increase green patch in Tatanagar railway station.
This initiative is the brainchild of Rohit Mehra, an Internal Revenues Services officer who first implemented this on Ludhiana railway station.
He says that a vertical garden not only helps in the longevity of a wall as it protects it from extreme weather conditions but also helps in lowering the indoor temperature by almost five degrees Celsius.
Rohit confesses he drew inspiration from one of his visits to Sri Lanka, where he saw vertical gardens in home terraces too. Instead of using new plastic pots, he promoted the usage of plastic bottles that are used for packing water and aerated drinks. He did a pilot project at his house and on its success, he took it forward to his own office, where today he houses over 18,000 bottles.