Timarpur park to be complete within two years: Gautam
NEW DELHI: Delhiites will soon get another biodiversity park, built on an area of 45 acre, on the wetland at Timarpur within two years.
The proposed park will treat 2.5 crore litres of wastewater by natural means.
Delhi Water Minister of Rajendra Pal Gautam visited the site of the park, along with officials of Delhi Jal Board, and instructed them to open it for the public within two years.
"I visited the proposed site of 45 acres wetland park at Timarpur to review the work. I have instructed the DJB officials to finish the work within two years," Gautam told Millennium Post.
The park will have different theme-based sections, such as a butterfly garden, herbal garden, amphitheater, lazy river and water body with boating facility, informed the officials.
The Water department of the Delhi government took up the initiative, with the aim to set up an amusement centre for children, as well as a water treatment facility.
The government is likely to take more such initiatives soon.
After taking the charge of the Water department, the Minister also launched an initiative to monitor waste water management.
Earlier, he had told Millennium Post: "If we cannot monitor waste water management and establish big plants to treat this water, we will not be able to control the Yamuna Pollution."
The Minister added that a huge amount of waste water from Delhi's households and factories come directly into the Yamuna and there is very limited set up to clean this water.
The Water department will also come-up with a new water policy, wherein every government house and building will have a waste water management system.
Gautam made it clear that the Board will not give permission for water connections to these buildings, until they not install a waste water management system.
Meanwhile, the theme-based parks, like the upcoming one in Timarpur, will help the Department to treat a huge amount of water and also will give a green space for the citizens.
Sources in the Delhi government informed that through this park, the Water department also wants to reach out people and convey how waste water can be cleaned and utilised further.