Yamuna floodplains to have water bodies, hiking tracks and more!

There are a lot of parks in Delhi and Ncr. These include Gurgaon’s Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Sunder Nursery and more. People prefer jogging or having a nice walk in here. Another park in under making now! The biodiversity park on the Yamuna floodplains, Mayur Vihar will come up within 3 months. It will cover an area of about 247 acres. Also, it will have four water bodies, a hiking track and a lot of greenery.

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The Delhi Developing Authority ( DDA) is working on the set up of a 247-acre park near Mayur Vihar. As per an Indian Express report, a DDA official says “The project is being monitor by the L-G and the Yamuna Monitoring Committee. The L-G reviewed the progress of the project on August 21.” Also, some walking tracks and two water bodies have already been made.

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Directions Of The National Green Tribunal

So, the development of the biodiversity park is taking place as per the way of the National Green Tribunal. Last year, as per the National Green Tribunal bench “DDA may undertake physical demarcation of the entire floodplain within three months, and thereafter, after taking re-possession within next three months, fence such areas and convert them into biodiversity parks as per the action plan proposed by them.” The statement added, “DDA will be liable to pay a sum of  ₹5 lakh per month till compliance of this direction from April 1, 2020, which may be recovered from the officers and deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for the restoration of the environment. The Monitoring Committee will look into compliance.”

Also, the park will cover area more than 172-acre Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park and 90-acre Sunder Nursery. So, now the nature lovers will have another spot to relax.

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