Delhi lieutenant governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Wednesday reviewed the progress of the Eco Park in Badarpur, which was developed by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
In a bid to boost tourism, the Delhi government has decided to build India’s first ever e-waste eco-park. The announcement was made on Thursday by Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The Delhi Cabinet has approved setting up India’s first of its kind electronic-waste eco-park. It has also agreed to devise ‘Delhi Film Policy 2022’, as a thrust to promote tourism. The electronic waste eco-friendly park is to be built on 20 acres of land in Delhi.
LG asked NTPC to complete the project by 2022, which is the proposed deadline for the project.
The L-G office in Delhi tweeted: “NTPC presented activity plans for the project along with the physical progress of the work. While appreciating the work done so far, it advised NTPC officials to ensure the implementation of the project according to the deadlines established. VC, DDA was advised to facilitate coordination between NTPC and other departments / agencies for the timely completion of the project “.
Covering 885 acres, it will be one of the biggest parks in India with provisions for jungle safaris, zoo, golf course, boating facilities, etc.
Large-scale planting will take place on the outskirts of the park. “Once completed, the project should create an unprecedented change in the capital’s landscape. It will serve as a ‘getaway’ destination for the people of Delhi and surrounding areas, ”said an official familiar with the development. LG also advised NTPC to explore the economic feasibility of the project.