According to the proposal, 1.40 lakh sq metre will be earmarked for parks in the scheme. The scheme with an area of 13.50 lakh sq metre, will have six parks.
An official at the civic body said, “We have proposed to develop two parks with an area of 49,000 and 44,000 sq metre each. Four small parks will also be developed in the scheme.”
The civic body plans to earn a revenue of Rs 500 crore after developing the scheme, out of which Rs 20 crore will be spent to develop green spaces.
The JDA will construct a green walkway on the adjoining forest land. The length of the walkway will be around 1,150 meters. After receiving directions from the Urban Development and Housing (UDH) minister Shanti Dhariwal at the empowered committee meet, the re-planning was initiated. “The move is aimed at reducing pollution and develop green spaces in the city,” the official said.
Sources said the city had less than 10% of its area under green cover, which is way less than the mandatory 20% required as per the Master Plan 2025.
Earlier, the JDA had planned to develop woodland parks and plant trees, but the results were far from satisfactory.
The civic body and forest officials said increasing green cover in the city was a herculean task and needed sustained efforts and enough resources.
As per the master plan, the entry roads from Delhi, Ajmer, Sikar and Agra are supposed to have green corridor of 30 to 45 metre on either sides of the approaches.
However, the project could not be completed due to unavailability of land. “To increase the green cover, JDA has to earmark spaces in its new colonies. The is the only way to save planted trees,” the civic body official said.