Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport has drawn up plans to plant more than 10,000 saplings both inside and outside the terminal building.
The exercise which is currently underway in phases, aims to increase the green quotient of the airport.
Guided by a horticulture expert, the airport has taken a committed step toward making local flora part of its fast-developing landscape.
“In Phase I, we have completed the entire Indoor Landscape of LGBIA and in Phase II, we have considered outdoor landscape development. A total of 2609 pots have been utilized in the Airport in the outside and inside of the terminal,” said Ruma Devi Keot, spokesperson of Adani Guwahati International Airport Ltd (AGIAL).
She further said that work for placing more than 500 pots containing local varieties of ornamental plants at vantage locations both on the curbside and inside the terminal, is progressing.
“Plants have been placed in a pot with a potting mixture that consumes 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,” she said.
Keot informed that while all the indoor varieties of the 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.
“So now one can find Anthurium, Bromaliards, Spathiphyllum, Aglaoenema, Croton Bangalore Beauty, and Philodendron Ceylon Gold at the airport,” she added.
She further said that one will also see a Palm tree, Raphis palm, Radermachera Sinica (China Doll), Eugenia, Chamaedorea Palm, Areca Palm in a landscape that is poised to reflect vibrant colours.