Srinagar, Feb 27 : The fountain channel has been extended this year as for the first time, the authorities have decided to involve the third terrace of Asia’s largest tulip garden in Srinagar where more than 50 lakh tulips are set to attract the visitors from different parts of the globe.
About 60 gardeners are presently making their efforts to beautify the garden, which is being thrown open for the public in April every year, depending upon the weather conditions.
Dr Inam-ul-Rehman, Incharge Tulip garden, said they are expecting a massive tulip season this year. “The preparations that are to be started before the show, are going on from both ends including gardening as well as the engineering side,” he said, adding that the dates for opening the garden cannot be said as of now as it solely depends on the weather conditions.
“We had a good tulip festival last year and we are expecting a massive season this year too. For the first time, the third terrace has been involved. The fountain channel has been extended this year upto the last terrace, which will increase the charm of the garden further,” he said.
He added that this year the garden will have more than 50 lakh tulip flowers with 68-70 varieties. “About 60 gardeners including casual labourers as well as the permanent employees are doing their job. Some among them have been pooled from different sections for speedy and timely completion of the work. The tulip festival is a signature festival and we are expecting a massive season this year,” he said.
He further said that like previous year, the floriculture Department have floated tenders for allotting the ticket selling contract to enter Tulip Garden, adding that many requests have been received so far and the process will be completed soon—(KNO)