Srinagar: Asia’s largest Tulip Garden, situated on the bank of the world-famous Dal lake is all set to be thrown open on March 25 subject to the weather conditions.

According to Director Floriculture, Farooq Ahmad, the department has decided to throw open the famous Tulip garden on March 25 (Thursday).

He said that a record number of Tulip’s will bloom this year and all the arrangements have been finalized for opening the garden.

In wake of the ongoing COVID pandemic, the director said adequate measures have been taken and it has been decided that no visitor shall be allowed to enter the garden without mandatory face masks. He said that they will ensure that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) will be followed in letter and spirit.

He also added that thermo scanners, sanitisers and other things have also been put in place for the visitors to ensure that the virus is prevented from spreading.

Farooq said that for the first time, water ATMs and ROs have been made available for the people this year.

“We appeal to the visitors not to bring polythene and other eatables with them as these things will not be allowed inside the garden premises,” he said, adding that the garden is polythene free zone and nobody will be allowed to violate the norms.

He said people visiting the garden can eat foodstuff outside the garden, but won’t be allowed inside garden premises.

He added that they are expecting to open the garden for visitors on Thursday. “Hopefully, the weather conditions will not spoil the move.”

The garden will be thrown open after the gap of two years as it remained closed for the visitors due to the lockdown imposed by the government in wake of the COVID pandemic.

 

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