Guwahati airport plans to plant over 10,000 saplings

The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is aiming to increase its green cover by planting over 10,000 saplings in the coming days.

The Guwahati airport has drawn plans to plant more than 10,000 plants – both inside and outside the terminal building, stated a communication from the airport.

Guided by horticulture expert, the Guwahati airport has taken a committed step towards making local flora part of its fast-developing landscape.

“In phase I, we have completed entire indoor landscape of LGBIA and in phase II, we have considered outdoor landscape development. Total of 2,609 pots have been utilized in the airport in the outside and inside of the terminal,” the press release stated.

“Work on placing more than 500 pots containing local varieties of ornamental plants at vantage locations, both on the curb side and inside the terminal, is in progress. Plants have been placed in pot with potting mixture that consume less water. A total of 53 varieties of locally available indoor and outdoor variety trees have been added to the aesthetic appeal at the airport,” the release added.

Guwahati Airport CISF
Guwahati Airport

While all the indoor varieties of plant have been planted in large and small pots, the outdoor plants when in full bloom over a period will also enhance the visual appearance.

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“Now one can find Anthurium, Bromaliards, Spathiphyllum, Aglaoenema, Croton Bangalore Beauty, Philodendron Ceylon Gold at the airport. One will also see Palm tree, Raphis palm, Radermachera Sinica (China Doll), Eugenia, Chamaedorea Palm, Areca Palm which will add vibrant colours to the landscape,” the communication added.

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