The Fruit Garden was completed today. It has 300 trees with about 63 varieties of fruit tress ranging from mango to grapes. Spread on a 3 acre plot near the Rose Garden, the idea of a Fruit Garden was to attract birds and make city children see how trees bear different kinds of fruits A picture taken today afternoon at the Eco Park:
|Sunset Point (on the right) in Fruit Garden|
A long time ago, in the year 2006, Rs 15 crore was allotted for acquiring land for Salkia Flyover, at Salkia Chowrasta, at the crossing of Benaras Road/ Sri Aurobindo Road and G T Road in Howrah. It is a very congested traffic crossing and requires very difficult engineering skills. I remember visiting the spot years ago and I remember the thought that it would be great to have a grade separated flyover there. Now a new Project Report has been made by HIT through BESU. Because working space is very limited, they have recommended use of steel girders so that setting up is faster.This was posed to the State Planning Board recently, who after two sittings cleared it. Now, after getting the concurrence of the Finance Department, a project cost of Rs 68 crores have just been approved and a sum of Rs. 4.43 crores is being released by UD Department shortly.
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Here is a clipping from yesterday's Times of India: