India: Chennai to get new horticulture park in July

Environment activists and green lovers can take a pause from their grief over the mushrooming IT parks and tech parks in the city. The State government is all set to inaugurate a horticulture park by next month.

In a significant move, the Tamil Nadu State Agriculture Marketing Board (TNSAMB) has set up the green park in an area of 6.8 acres near Kathipara Junction at a cost of Rs 35 crore.

“It took almost 2 years to complete the construction work, and now, we’re in the final stage. Ongoing interior works and the wiring works will be completed in a couple of weeks. We have sent the proposal to the government,” said Durairaj, assistant engineer, Agriculture Marketing Board. “Minister MRK Panneerselvam will announce the inauguration date soon. Most probably by next month, the park will be open to the public, agriculturalists, and research scholars.”

A wide footpath has been developed inside and outside the park for children and adults. There’s enough variety of flora inside the park for learning purposes.

“Various types of trees, flower plants, and lawns have been created in such a way that there is a green environment throughout the park. You also have a colorful butterfly park built at a cost of Rs 15 lakh,” he added.


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