Mukti installed 1500 pieces of grass paver blocks for the parking lot beside the lawn of F P Honorary Primary School at Paschim Para in Mukti Gram under Mathurapur Block II. The installation work started from 30th August 2021 and ended on 1st September. Earlier, with the permission of the Gram Panchayat Mukti had decorated the lawn area of that school with grass. This time also with the GP’s permission the parking lot has been set up on a small plot of land next to the lawn area.
62’*19’ area has been used for the parking lot where 5 cars can be parked at a time.
Grass pavers are very popular for building a driveway, a walkway or a parking lot. This type of paver is easily repairable, inexpensive, very permeable and great for irrigation. The grass paver is manufactured as a hollow paver that interlocks with each other to form a solid base. They are hollow to allow for grass to grow through them.
One of the most important steps in installing a grass paver parking lot is the slope of the ground. Workers slightly slanted the ground so that the water can easily be drained through the paver blocks. They defined an outline on the ground with spray paint for the parking area. The sods were removed from the ground. They spread out crushed rocks on the surface and used a compactor to pack the crushed rock for a solid foundation. Then they lay down the blocks. After the pavers were installed, they spread soil over the top of it. They used a rake and smooth it out so the topsoil rests within the hollow of the paver. Both side pavers were resized along the length of the parking lot. Finally, the workers spread out grass seeds.
4 experienced labor from Gosaba block and 5 local villagers were engaged in the construction work. The laborers worked on a contractual basis whereas the villagers worked under “Food for Work”.