Timarpur lake and wetland park restoration is almost finished.

Delhi Jal Board member Ankit Srivastava tweeted that the restoration program at Timarpur lake is now approaching completion . The lake and wetland would purify 2.5 crore litres of water .

New Delhi: According to Delhi Jal Board, the rejuvenation of the Timarpur lake and the surrounding wetland park is nearing completion.In a tweet on Friday, Delhi Jal Board member Ankit Srivastava stated that the restoration program at Timarpur lake is now approaching completion.The lake and wetland would purify 2.5 crore litres of water.A 40-acre expanse around the Timarpur lake in northeast Delhi is being redeveloped with landscaping and the development of public areas and open spaces.

The project has already produced noticeable benefits since being approved by the DJB in 2019.Water from polluted water is treated, and the water is then pumped to the waterbodies that have been first cleaned.The state government wishes that the steps taken to revitalize the drained lakes in Delhi will reduce the city's depleting groundwater levels and ensure a healthy water quality.According to DJB, excess water from below the ground will be removed to enrich the city's daily drinking water supply as required.

Several waterbodies would have pumped sewage water locally supplied to regenerate them, while ponds in dry areas would be revived by water from nearby sewage treatment plants in Rohini, Nilothi, and Burari, among others.CM Arvind Kejriwal announced the City of Lakes initiative in December 2018, providing Rs 376 crore for the restoration of 159 waterbodies.For example, Rs 53.85 crore was earmarked for the restoration of the 32-acre Rohini lake and Rs 23.5 crore for the 25-acre Nilothi lake.