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The metamorphosis of a garbage dump into an ecological hub

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2014

Imagine sitting by the blue waters of a lake in East Delhi, surrounded by manicured gardens, listening to live music and sampling a range of cuisines. With its redevelopment of Shahdara Lake, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation is hoping to create just that an ecological and recreational hub at a spot that resembles a garbage dump today. Over the weekend, the EDMC officially started its long-overdue project to revive the 14-acre lake and its surroundings. Once complete, the area will have playgrounds for children, lawns to host parties, an amphitheatre for live shows, a food court and a meditation garden. It will even have a walkway for those coming from the nearby Welcome metro station.

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