The Noida Authority is set to commence work on a 'Waste to Wonder' park in Sector 94, inspired by a similar project in Delhi. The park will be called Noida Jungle Trail and will involve the transformation of approximately 500 tonnes of iron waste into sculptures.Read SURFACES REPORTER (SR)’s complete report:
Positioned along both sides of the Noida Expressway, the park will extend towards the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, enhancing accessibility for visitors from Delhi, Greater Noida, and Faridabad Officials estimate that the park will be ready within a year once construction commences.
The Noida Authority is currently in the process of finalizing an agency to develop and maintain the park.
Cost and Revenue Model
The project's estimated construction cost is Rs 15 crore, covering an area of 18.3 acres. The park will feature chargeable ticket-based entry, with revenue shared between the selected company and the Authority.
Park Layout and Zones
First Zone (4 Acres)- This area will include an entry plaza, parking facilities, a 1,000-seating capacity amphitheater, a food court, and an exhibition area.
Second Zone (8.8 Acres)- This section will replicate tropical rainforest, desert, grassland, and wetland regions, featuring animal sculptures typical of these habitats. A foot overbridge will connect this zone with the first.
Third Zone (5.5 Acres)- Located towards the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, this area will resemble island, ocean, temperate forest, and polar regions, with corresponding animal sculptures. An underpass will link this zone with the second.
The plan also includes the construction of a new underpass and the enhancement of an existing foot overbridge (FOB), collectively estimated at Rs 2 crore.
The park's development aims to provide recreational space for residents and visitors, while also promoting environmental awareness through the innovative use of waste materials in artistic sculptures.
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