|LWA demands Authorities to drop parking project|
LWA (Lalbagh Walkers Association) has demanded authorities to drop their project on constructing a Parking Zone inside the Park, LWA (Lalbagh Walkers Association) have started Signature Campaign to secure one of the biggest Lung space of Namma Bengaluru.
Authorities have proposed parking lot, which is to be built on 5 acres land at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, (South Gate) is an way to make free vehicular movement for Biannual Flower Show visitors.
LWA (Lalbagh Walkers Association) staged protest & demonstrated at Information Centre in Lalbagh on this Wednesday early morning, they condemned the move of authorities to reduce the gardens place. As the horticulture dept. decision would not only affect the rare species of garden, but will also increase the sound pollution. Adding to this situation this will also benefit many commercial establishments vested interests.
Mr.M K Shankarlinge Gowda (Principal Secretary, Horticultural Dept.) has justified the act of parking lot project was meant to ease the traffic situation of Lalbagh Garden visitors, when still report of committee is awaited.
Due to Metro work already a portion of the garden is lost, hence there cannot be an more projects to be allowed & further acquisition of the garden land for any other commercial purpose should not be allowed.
Instead Government could have taken necessary steps to increase numerous native & exotic flora by the way of adaptation & reproduction of plants to future extension of green cover inside the garden. But they are working on reducing the lung space with vested interests, as admitted for the parking space which is already available at the Shanthinagar Bust Stop, Hopcoms & Double Road Entrance to accommodate five hundred vehicles.
Mr.Sadashiva Reddy, President of LWA, told media that eight members have already signed the documents for their campaign and would grow in coming days.
Source: DH News Service
Tags: Lalbagh Garden, Lung space, Hopcoms, double road, shantinagar, horticulture