‘Sensory park’ to come up in Dwarka for special kids

The Delhi Development Authority has taken up the task of creating a ‘sensory park’ in Dwarka,Sector-11,for children who are mentally and physically challenged.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 4, 2012 3:53 am

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up the task of creating a ‘sensory park’ in Dwarka,Sector-11,for children who are mentally and physically challenged. The park is being designed in such a manner that will enable it to cater to different sensory needs of these children.

“The park will have amenities to facilitate development of various abilities in children with special needs. There will be sand play areas,mud-mounds and potter’s wheels,each helping the child develop specific skills,” said DDA Vice-Chairman G S Patnaik.

The landscape development of the drain below the Barapullah elevated stretch will also be taken up by the land agency. “In phase-I,4.6 km of the drain is being taken up,starting from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan. The process of treating the drain water was to be done by a consultant hired by us,but he has backed out and we are now exploring other options,’’ said a DDA official.

According to the land agency,the work of developing the Yamuna River Front has also begun. This area will be developed as a project for recreational facilities and biodiversity parks. “The Golden Jubliee Park is part of the Yamuna River Front Development Project — to be taken up from Geeta Colony to Old Railway Bridge. The work in the first phase has already begun,’’ said a DDA official.

The DDA officials also said that the review of the Master Plan was going on,and they had received 2,000 suggestions from the public so far. Expert groups are examining all suggestions.

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