Vehicle ban will be implemented in lalbagh very soon. The drive is to make the botanical Gardens a paradise for ‘walkers’.
Complete vehicle ban inside Lalbagh :
The complete vehicle ban will be implemented within two months in the botanical gardens. All the officials and the visitors to the gardens either have to walk or to use the battery operated vehicle.
The joggers and walkers in the lalbagh will be free of vehicle inside the garden once vehicle ban is implemented.
Lalbagh – Botanical gardens – History :
Hyder Ali commissioned the building of this garden in 1760 but his son, Tipu Sultancompleted it. Hyder Ali decided to create this garden on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were gaining popularity during his time.
Hyder Ali laid out these famous botanical gardens and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing trees and plants from several countries. Hyder Ali deployed people from Thigala community who were extremely good in gardening.
The Lalbagh gardens were commissioned by the 18th century and over the years it acquired India’s first lawn-clock and the subcontinent’s largest collection of rare plants. A menagerie established in the 1860s was under the charge of G.H. Krumbiegel in 1914.
Janaspandana – vehicle ban :
Many walkers and joggers had aired their views about the facilities and the disturbance of vehicles inside the Lalbagh during Janaspandana meeting. The citizens had requested for a complete vehicle ban inside the gardens.
The Horticultural department has agreed to ban private as well as public vehicles inside the garden. The department has also agreed to complete vehicle ban. This includes government vehicles, the departments vehicles and their staffers.
Buggies inside Lalbagh :
4 or 5 battery operated vehicles will be in use inside the botanical garden once complete vehicle ban in implemented. The officials and horticulture staff will be using the buggies or walk the distance.
The horticultural officials are planning to level the uneven walking path and repairing of broken gate on Siddapura side. Provisions have been made for hawkers in eight designated areas. Diffused lights will be used in the walking paths early the morning.