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10 interesting facts about Dravyavati River Project that every Jaipurite should feel proud of

There are many reasons as to why Jaipurites should feel proud of this project. The project will give the long-lost river Dravyavati a new ‘Avatar’. Let’s have a look at the 10 most interesting facts about Dravyavati River Project:

Rimjhim Jethani | Updated:
September 26, 2018 11:46 am

Jaipur: The announcement that Dravyavati River Project will be inaugurated on October 2 has enthralled Jaipur residents, particularly health enthusiasts. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate this project on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.

Read also: Raje to inaugurate Dravyavati River Project on Oct 2

There are many reasons as to why Jaipurites should feel proud of this project. The project will give the long-lost river Dravyavati a new ‘Avatar’.

Let’s have a look at the 10 most interesting facts about Dravyavati River Project

  1. Cost exceeds Rs 1500 crore.

Yes, you read it right! The total cost of the project exceeds Rs 1500 crore. The Rajasthan government has spent this much money on Dravyavati project. The main focus is to make the 42-km long stretch a perfect fit for leisure and fitness-related activities. Several smart and technological amenities have been set up.

  1. 3 mega parks with a coverage area of 1 lakh square feet

Three mega parks boasting of thousands of species of plants, exhibition centers, audio video rooms and much more are being built at three locations near Shipra Path in Mansarovar, Bambala Bridge in Pratap Nagar and Pani Pech.

  1. Lots of washrooms and seating facilities

People visiting the 42-km long Dravyavati riverfront in Jaipur will not have to worry about basic necessities. Visitors can sit and relax using 106 seating arrangements along the riverfront while enjoying the natural surroundings. Apart from these, more than 40 washrooms have been built.

Read also: Dravyavati River Project in Jaipur: Everything you need to know

  1. Special arrangements for Artists

A landscape park has been designed for the artists at Shipra Path Mega Park along Dravyavati Riverfront. It will be an art and cultural hub as several shops and open amphitheaters are being built for the artists to paint.

  1. Smart polls at every 20 meters for monitoring

Smart polls with Wi-Fi, LED lights, CCTVs, loud speakers and environmental monitoring systems has been installed at every 20 meters along the riverfront. These arrangements will help authorities to keep an eye on anti-social elements.

  1. Walk-way with Cycling tracks

Visitors will be able to enjoy cycling along Dravyavati on 4-5 meters wide red-colored cycling track. A walkway is being built for visitors to jog and ride a bicycle. Several cycle stands are being constructed, where visitors will be able to rent bicycles to ride. They can bring their own cycles too.

  1. Pump house from the historical times

A prototype of a pump house using which water was supplied in 1850 will be showcased.  The heritage pump house is one of the main attractions of Dravyavati Riverfront.

  1. Audio Visual room with exhibition halls for visitors

Some audio-visual rooms have been designed in the mega parks to showcase the past, present and future of the project digitally. For this, three mega LED screen are being installed to display all project details and developments. An exhibition center is being built where the 42-km long Dravyavati riverfront will be presented on a 3D map.

  1. Gardens with different species of plants

A Botanical Garden is being constructed under the Dravyavati project at the Mega Park near Bambala Bridge in Pratap Nagar. More than 40,000 plants of 1300 different species will be a major attraction for tourists at the botanical garden.

These different species of flora are being exported from Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Karnataka, Calcutta, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir among several other places. This mega park will cover 8 acres with 900 meters of walking and cycling track.

Laser Garden, Night Garden, Tropical Garden, Zero Fight Garden, Navagraha Garden, Nakshatra Garden, Ayurveda Garden, Butterfly Garden, Arborator Garden and Green House are some of the features of the park.

  1. Food Plazas

Several food stalls and food hubs are being developed along Dravyavati riverfront for the visitors. Visitors can relax and sit around the riverfront with their favorite food in their hands.

So, these are some of the attractions that you will enjoy along Dravyavati River Front. It’s a project that every Jaipurite should feel proud of.

First published: September 26, 2018
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