KSCDL laments destruction of public property

KSCDL laments destruction of public property
A pavement potted plant missing near SKV petrol pump. (KSCDL)
DIMAPUR, MAR 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/11/2020 11:57:04 AM IST

Expressing its disheartenment at some individuals who vandalised potted plants in and around Kohima town, the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) has appealed to the citizens not destroy public property, saying “public spaces belong to each one of us.”

In a press release, KSCDL CEO and KMC administrator Kovi Meyase said that last December the pavement potted plants were kicked onto the highway resulting in destruction of pots and plants along the SKV Petrol Pump stretch. He said that more than 20 pots of Poinsettias in full bloom were also vandalized below the Box Cutting stretch.

According to KMC administrator, the latest incident occurred on March 10, 2020 when all the plants were taken away along PWD Jn to SKV Petrol Pump Area. 

He also said that there had been instances over the past three months when a few plants were taken away and were replaced. Meyase, however, lamented that this time round, all the plants except for two have been taken away. 

“The pots are now standing empty except for waste that is being collected as passersby spit onto the pots and throw their waste mistaking the pots to be Dustbins,” he said/

KSCDL CEO said that Plants were planted and maintained by groups who work purely on voluntary basis, which involves watering every alternate day at their own expense. “These initiatives are purely for the Citizens towards a Cleaner, Greener and more livable City,” he said.

The CEO has, therefore, appealed to all responsible citizens not to destroy or take away the plants. He rather welcomed individuals, groups or organizations to adopt areas for beautification. 

“Our city is our responsibility. Let’s join hands to make our city clean, green and beautiful,” he said.

Kohima Smart City and the KMC in collaboration with various organizations and volunteer groups were making an effort to enhance the aesthetics of the town by planting plants and flowers in public areas and along the main roads. 

Since 2019, Meyase said various organistations have come forward to adopt and maintain specific areas and stretches including traffic points. 


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