Placeholder canvas
Igniting Ideas For impact

Embarking on a transformative journey through six chapters, we traverse India's landscape, exploring pioneering startups and their revolutionary...

2 months

A Startup in Bengaluru Is on a Mission to Convert Metro Pillars Into Vertical Gardens!

A Startup in Bengaluru Is on a Mission to Convert Metro Pillars Into Vertical Gardens!

The company hopes that the move will lead to a positive change in the city, making it less polluted and more green.

The city fondly referred to as the “Garden City” has been witnessing its green cover diminish over the years due to rapid urbanisation and urban development projects. The Namma Metro project itself has been the reason for hundreds of trees being felled across the city.

And now the very project is going to be the reason for just a little bit more greenery in and around Bengaluru.

Photo source: Wikimedia 

Using a method called hydroponics (process of growing plants in mediums like sand and gravel using nutrients rather than soil), the vertical towers that support the metro rail tracks are being converted into vertical gardens. With the permission of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) the project is being spearheaded by a startup called Hydrobloom. So far the company has installed these vertical gardens in one of the pillars at a central location, and the project will be expanded to other pillars based on how successful its implementation is.

The managing director of Hydrobloom has been quoted in the Times of India as saying, “Once we succeed in getting required results, the project will be taken up on the entire stretch of MG Road. We will also look for sponsors under corporate social responsibility. The vertical garden project is ideal for cities like Bengaluru where pollution levels have increased at an alarming rate.”

You may also like: Swooning Over China’s Vertical Gardens? Just Grow a Vertical Garden in Your Own Terrace!

As of right now, there are about 800 plants in the garden and the company hopes that this leads to a positive change in the city in making it less polluted and more green in the process.

Hydrobloom can be contacted through this number: 9902889247

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us:, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

We bring stories straight from the heart of India, to inspire millions and create a wave of impact. Our positive movement is growing bigger everyday, and we would love for you to join it.

Please contribute whatever you can, every little penny helps our team in bringing you more stories that support dreams and spread hope.

Support the biggest positivity movement section image Support the biggest positivity movement section image