Gautam visits Timarpur biodiversity park site
NEW DELHI: Delhi Water Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Saturday visited the site of the proposed 45-acre wetland and biodiversity park at Timarpur.
Gautam directed the Chief Executive Officer of Delhi Jal Board to expedite the work for the proposed park, which will treat 2.5 crore litres of water via natural means.
The natural storm drain will be restored and connected to natural depressions for recharging groundwater reserve.
The upcoming park will have different theme based sections, such as a butterfly garden, a herbal garden, an amphitheatre, a lazy river and another water body having boating facility.
Gautam, who also serves as Chairman of the Board, instructed the CEO to ensure the work is finished at the earliest.
Along with different parks for recreational purposes, aquatic vegetation including phytoplankton and zooplankton will be introduced in the biodiversity park.
Fishes that consume algae, floating root mats, water lilies and other macrophytes will also be introduced after the water is treated.