Pune: To promote the green initiative, officials of MahaMetro have planted over 3,000 saplings in different parts of the city.
Similarly, to create environmental awareness, Pune Metro authorities had planted 1,000 trees at Industrial Training Institute in Aundh on June 5.
The authorities have been carrying out the plantation at Taljai Tekdi, Akurdi and Sant Tukaram Bus Stop.
Officials of Mahametro have said that such initiatives will help them in increasing the green cover of the city. Recently, MahaMetro Managing Director Brijesh Dixit, in a press meet, had assured to take all best possible environment-friendly measures while building the metro. The authorities have also decided to relocate all the trees, which are coming on the route while constructing the metro project.
As a part of the green initiative, MahaMetro will also be tapping solar energy and will be installing solar plants at metro stations. Dixit also said that nearly 65 per cent of metro’s energy needs will be met through solar energy.