Spread over 90 acres, Lodhi garden in Delhi is soon getting hi-tech. A picnic spot and a famous site for filming, the garden attracts thousands of nature lovers daily. From January 1, people visiting Lodhi garden can get information of the trees by just scanning the QR codes on it with your smart phones. When scanned by a visitor, will give details of a tree including its age, lifespan, botanical name, common name, blooming season, height, width, texture, colour of its flowers, fruiting period, medicinal and other usages, and origin among others.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is in the process of installing the QR codes. Four pictures of the tree taken during different seasons will be reflected on the screen of the smartphone. “For the first phase, 100 trees have been selected in the garden where QR codes will be installed. This will make people more interested in nature,” a senior NDMC official said.
100 trees will be shortlisted in the first go which are tagged unique. Later on, 50 more trees will also be added to the list “Some of these 100 trees are over 100 years old, while there there are around 20 trees which are above 50 years old,” another official said.
Chakde India, 3 Idiots, Fanaa, Rockstar, Pk were some movies filmed in this beautiful sprawling garden.