Foundation Stone Laid For Redevelopment And Upgardation Of Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan has laid the Foundation Stone for Redevelopment and Upgradation of Okhla Bird Sanctuary to mark the International Day of Forest at NOIDA yesterday. Dr Harsh Vardhan said that upon completion of the ambitious project, the Bird Sanctuary will become a place worth visiting for the entire country. The Minister recalled the Prime Minister’s vision of delivering a New India by the year 2022 as a nation, in which there is dense forest, clean water and clean air.
The Redevelopment and Upgradation of Okhla Bird Sanctuary will include a Watch Tower of international standard, a relaid Cycle Track for tourists, CCTV Network for improved security; and Electric vehicles for mobility. Okhla Bird Sanctuary, belonging to the State of Uttar Pradesh, has an area of 400 ha, out of which 120 ha falls within the National Capital Region of Delhi. Okhla Bird Sanctuary is situated on the road connecting Delhi and NOIDA and there is a huge scope to promote Conservation Education and Eco-Tourism in the Sanctuary. Being well-connected with DMRC through Okhla Bird Sanctuary station, many schools in NCR can now participate in Nature camps and Eco-club activities. The Eco-sensitive Zone of Okhla Bird Sanctuary has also been notified for better management of the Protected Area.