Bhopal: Four times of the number of trees cut in the smart city Bhopal, will be planted in the smart city area. Geotagging of each plant will be done so that their growth can be monitored continuously. Along with planting 10,000 saplings along the Smart Road near the Smart City area, they will be protected till they become trees. Saplings of species like Mango and Neem will be planted. This was informed by the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Jaivardhan Singh, during the review of works pertaining to the Bhopal Smart City.

Singh said that the green area in the smart city should not be reduced at any cost. He went through the complete master plan of the smart city and one by one discussed the scheduled works of the master plan.

The Urban Development and Housing Minister said that such planning should be done that no one’s business is affected in the construction of 45 feet road in front of Rang Mahal. The leased shops will be given space in the Haat Bazaar. There will be no damage to the religious places situated in the Smart City area. The Director SPA N Shridharan gave suggestions on other points including landscaping.

Chairman RERA Antony DeSa, Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Sanjay Dubey, Commissioner Urban Administration and Development P Narhari, Collector Tarun Pithode, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Vijay Dutta and CEO of Smart City Deepak Singh also gave important suggestions in the meeting.