The Delhi government has come up with an ambitious Riverfront Development Plan which is likely to include a medicinal garden, a nakshatra vatika, rowing and canoeing facilities and a modern wrestling ring. This plan will stretch over 5 km on the banks of the Yamuna upstream from Wazirabad. Announcing the project, which is estimated to cost Rs 200 crore, Water and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said it entails no concrete structures and will be built using bamboo and wood. The project will be financed by the Delhi government and executed by its department of tourism. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will unveil the blueprint of the project during the annual Yamuna aarti, which will be held on the occasion of Bhai Dooj on November 1. Kapil Mishra added that the Riverfront Development Plan will be executed in three phases, the first of which is expected to be completed in six months.
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