Flori dept plants 12.25 lakh tulip bulbs at Tulip Garden

Flori dept plants 12.25 lakh tulip bulbs at Tulip Garden
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To provide free Wi-Fi services for foreign tourists

SRINAGAR: Minister for Floriculture, Javaid Mustafa Mir on Thursday visited Tulip Garden Srinagar to take stock of arrangements being made for the upcoming tulip festival.
On the occasion, Director Floriculture, Mathoora Masoom informed the minister that the department has planted 12.25 lakh tulip bulbs spread over 200 kanals this year, read an official handout.
The minister was also informed that extension of Tulip Garden had been undertaken by way of growing other plants like Hyacinths, Daffodils, Narcissus and other ornamental plants. In this season, 40,000 Hyacinth tulip bulbs are planted in a separate terrace and further fresh plantation is in full swing.
In order to beautify the landscape, additional green spaces were being created to attract more visitors to Asia’s largest tulip garden overlooking the world-famous Dal Lake, the handout read
During the upcoming festival on March 25, decorated kiosks and stalls will showcase handicrafts and cuisine of the Valley with traditional, ethnic touch.
For the facility of foreign visitors, the department would provide free Wi-Fi services inside the premises, it added.