Jayanagar Metro pillars to get vertical gardens

BENGALURU: One out of every four Metro pillars between and RV Road stations will soon get .
BMRCL on Wednesday invited firms to advertise on pillars and also to develop and maintain vertical garden along the stretch. A total of 161 pillars will be used for advertising while 34 will get vertical gardens.

BMRCL officials said vertical gardens on the pillars will enhance the city’s brand value. “It’s a win-win situation to all stake holders . The successful bidder can also seek sponsors under their CSR funds to borne the cost of developing and maintaining the vertical gardens,” said UA Vasanth Rao, chief public relations officer, BMRCL.

However, earlier vertical gardens experimented along the Metro pillars near MG Road, flyover at the Yeshwantpur Junction and the elevated flyover on were not successful due to poor maintenance.

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