First bird flat colony comes up in Ghaziabad
In a unique attempt to provide a safe habitat to smaller birds, Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has set up a 60 units bird-flat at the official residence of its vice-chairperson in the city. According to officials, the multi-storeyed bird flat has been built on an iron pole and is protected by an umbrella-shaped cover. It has small houses for birds.
Kanchan Verma, the GDA vice-chairperson, told media that it also aims to increase the closeness among people living in apartments with nature. “Our aim to build the bird-flat is to increase the closeness among people living in apartments with nature. Cost of the structure is around Rs 2 lakh. We will request private builders to build at least one such structure in their buildings," Verma said. "The first structure is constructed in the garden which has a water resource for birds. I have been given the responsibility of feeding the birds. We have set up an iron pole to protect birds from cats and dogs," she said. The authority vice-chairperson said that this is a pilot project and soon more new structures will come up at other GDA housing schemes.