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Dravyavati River Project inaugurated: Here is what you should know

For now, the 13 km stretch of Dravyavati riverfront out of 47 km - that is the area from Sushilpura to Bambala bridge - has been thrown open for residents.

| Updated:
October 2, 2018 8:46 pm
dravyavati project on display

Dravyavati project on display.

Jaipur: Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday inaugurated the much awaited Dravyavati River Project at Landscape Park in Shipra Path. Landscape Park is one of the three mega parks built under the project.

Several officials including urban development housing minister Shrichand Kriplani, Jaipur development commissioner Vaibhav Galriya and BJP supporters and a large crowd of local residents attended the inauguration ceremony.

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

For now, the 13 km stretch of Dravyavati riverfront out of 47 km – that is the area from Sushilpura to Bambala bridge – has been thrown open for residents.

According to officials, the two other parks that is Bird Park at Panipech and Botanical Garden at Bambala are in the final stage of completion and will soon be open for public.

dravyavati river project inauguration ceremony

Dravyavati river project inauguration ceremony on Tuesday.

 

Landscape Park at Shipra Path under Dravyavati Riverfront project

 

  • Landscape park at Shipra path alongside the Dravyavati Riverfront covers an area of 2.95 hectare. It has several facilities including food stalls, experience center, yoga pavilion and cycling tracks.
  • The park is also equipped with a 3D printed city model map, a live aquarium and 3 exhibition centers.
  • The experience center has pictorial representation of Dravyavati River since the year 1770 till today.
  • A beautiful tree that has been made from scrap material, that were gathered while cleaning the nallah at the entrance of the experience center.
  • Smart Cycle Green Ride App has been launched, by which visitors will be able to book bicycles at rent for a ride alongside the cyclic tracks of Dravyavati Riverfront.
  • 30 cm water will always be there in the river. ‘Check dam’ has been built at every 30 meters of the river.
gathering at dravyavati

Gathering at Dravyavati River Project.

 

Project overview

 

 Three different parks that spread over an area of 1,00,000 sq. m have been designed and developed alongside Dravyavati river.

  •  Bird Park on Sikar Road including a Heritage Waterworks Museum.
  • Landscape Park on Shipra Path including cycle tracks, walkways, yoga pavilion, viewing decks, sit outs, open air theatre and urban haat.
  • Botanical Garden on Tonk Road showcases more than 40,000 plants of over 1,000 different species.
  • Five Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) have been developed that will collectively treat 170 MLD (Megalitres Per Day) of sewage per day and ensure the continuous flow of clean water into the river.
  • Five STP’s has been built at areas including Bassi, Sitarampura (20 MLD), Devri (15 MLD) Sanganer (100 MLD), Bambala (25 MLD) and Goner (10 MLD)
  • Other attractions includeTransition Garden, Yoga Pavilion, Open Air Theatre, Urban Haat, Cycling Tracks, Viewing Decks, Walking Trails, Ponds, Food Kiosks and Drinking Water Kiosks.

The Dravyavati riverfront is being developed along a length of 47-kilometers across the city. TheDravyavati River was the long-lost river of the city before this project initiated. What remained was the Amanishah Nala, where the city’s untreated sewage, large amounts of garbage and industrial effluent used to get dumped.

Dravyavati River is one of its kind projects in the country as efforts are being made to restore a river from a “dry and arid landscape”. It will not only become an environmentally friendly tourist destination, but also prevent flooding.

Jaipur Development Authority gave a contract to a consortium of Tata Projects and Shanghai Urban Construction Group at a project cost of Rs. 1,676 crore. The consortium will be responsible for the maintenance of this project for 10 years from its completion.

The project was supposed to be inaugurated in August but it got delayed. The rest of the project of 34 km will be completed soon, as per officials.

First published: October 2, 2018
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