World Environment Day at Kempegowda International Airport: Do you love plants? Do you love greenery? If yes, then you would be glad to know that Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has come up with an innovative move. Soon, you will be able to take home a plant from the Bengaluru Airport! With an aim to spread greenery as well as to create a positive impact on the environment, the operator of the Kempegowda International Airport – Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – will give away nearly 10,000 plants to air passengers and visitors in phases. However, one plant will be given per individual. This eco-friendly initiative will commence from June 5, 2019, to mark World Environment Day, this year.
According to a press release issued by the airport operator, all air passengers and visitors to the Bengaluru Airport can sign-up by registering on bengaluruairport.co/Adopt-A-Plant/. Interested passengers or visitors can also refer to the airport’s social media platforms @BLRAirport or provide details onsite in order to collect their plant at The Quad by BLR. According to the BIAL, a variety of different plants will be available, including Tradescantia Pallida Purpurea (Purple heart), Rhoeo (Oyster plant), Zephyranthes Candida (White Lilly), Tradescantia Zebrina (Inch plant), and Zephyranthes Rosea (Pink Lilly).
With the Bengaluru Airport undergoing massive infrastructure development, worth Rs 13,000 crore, its landscape is also undergoing a remarkable transformation to align with the concept of Terminal 2. The airport’s Terminal 2 is being designed to be a Terminal as a Garden that will reflect the city’s much-cherished green identity. BIAL also stated that several trees and shrubs that are in the path of the airport’s expansion will be safely translocated to other locations. Moreover, the plants that cannot be reused will be given away to the public at free of cost, BIAL added.
The Bengaluru Airport is India’s first Greenfield airport to be built as a private-public partnership. Currently, the airport is the busiest airport in South India and the third largest in India, having welcomed 33.30 million passengers in the financial year 2018-19.