Bamboo Valley

About 27.5 acres of land along the N-choe passing through Sector 23-A between Children Traffic Park & Govt. High School was lying unutilized since inception of Chandigarh. This land was full of wild growth and was oftenly used by miscreants. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. S. F. Rodrigues, PVSM, VSM, the then Governor Punjab & Administrator U.T. Chandigarh, conceived the idea of developing this piece of land into most modern and hi-tech park. This land has 15 species of trees besides bamboo groves along the seasonal choe, hence names as Bamboo Valley. The Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, U.T., Chandigarh formulated the concept of the valley which has been developed by the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Administration.

The Bamboo Valley has a variety of rare trees which include 110 trees of Marror fail, 45 trees of Amla, 30 trees of Akash Neem, 15 trees of Silver oak, 8 trees of Inter lobium, 8 trees of Amaltas, 8 trees of Chakrassia, 7 trees of Acacia aurculiformis, 5 trees of Behra, 4 trees of Kathal, 4 trees of Mango, 2 trees of Pipa, 2 trees of Kankchampa, 2 trees of Mohagani, 2 trees of Dek.

More valuable and environ – friendly trees viz. Phoenix fishtail pal, Michlia Champa, Podocarpus, Aganthus, Golden bottle brush & Shurbs are being planted.

BAMBOO STRUCTURES

The National Mission of Bamboo Application (NMBA) Govt. of India have evolved nation wide plan to use bamboo to create awareness in construction industry & checking the acceptability of same among general public. This technology has been used for the first time in Chandigarh. The following bamboo structures have been provided in the Bamboo Valley:

  • Restaurant – It will be provided free of cost of NMBA under Govt. of India scheme.
  • Five Rain shelters.
  • One Milk Bar
  • One Food Kiosk

A professional team has been engaged from Delhi for constructing bamboo structures.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OTHER CONSTRUCTIONS

  • Two foot bridges have been provided over the natural choe.

  • 3 km. long walkways using different materials have been constructed through out the park.
Walkway of Red sand stone 1465 meter
Walkway of Paver block 780 meter
Walkway of Cement Conc. With paver block 665 meter
Walkway of Stone pebble (Acupressure Track)

90 meter

   
   
  • Three more foot bridges have been provided to connect various segments of the valley.

In addition, the following structures/recreational facilities have been provided:-

  • Sand pit, labyrinth, sloping walls for the children.
  • Rest rooms for ladies & gents.
  • A water body has been created featuring bubble fountains in channel and one main crown fountain, with lighting system.
  • Two Tubewells with Irrigation water supply line with hydrant for whole valley.

The whole area has been landscaped by grass, bamboo plantation & elegantly designed 30 concrete benches.