The approval and the beginning of revival project will also help clear any encroachment on the dried up lake.
We have 30.74 acres of land in North Shahdara. The lake will be developed on 10 acres. Four to five acres will be developed as playground for children of the nearby areas. We cannot take away playground from the children who play there, Commissioner of East corporation S S Yadav said.
The lake will be surrounded by a moat, where water will be treated through Phytorid technology. There will be a boating deck, an island and a fresh-water marsh.
The corporation has planned an amphitheater for holding cultural events. On other side will be a fish pond and lagoons. Shops of food and souvenirs will be set along with the seating area.
We have been planning to develop the eco-friendly section with shops selling eco-friendly products, Yadav said.
There will also be a commercial area for conferences and parties. Parking space has also been earmarked.
The lake is located near GT Road and is surrounded by the residential colonies. A water body enhances the biodiversity and aesthetic of entire area. The site has the potential to be developed as a tourist spot as well, the commissioner said.
The Finance and Planning department, too, has given its approval to the proposal.
A budget estimate of Rs 22 crore has been prepared with National Environment Engineering Research Institute as the consultant, Director, Press and Information of the corporation, Yogendra Mann said.
Total available area
Total area for lake
Area for playground
15 to 20 feet
n Banquet halls and conference halls
n Commercial and shopping area
n Seating area
n Boating deck
n Playing areas
n Greens and lagoons
n An island
To revive a dead 10-acre lake
To biologically treat large amount of sewage water (three million litres daily) and reuse it
To test PPP model on a park project
A moat to demarcate the public area from the eco-sensitive zone
Building of banquet halls, party lawns or shops to generate revenue benefits
Well-developed open space for residents, with a recreation area
Close to Metro station and residential areas
Treated water will be available throughout the year
Groundwater recharge to help replenish water table