12 May 2020 | TNN

The restoration of the Wazirabad Bundh earns a prize for being environmentally friendly

Last month, the project to revive Gurugram’s newest self-sustaining green public space—the once-plastic choked Chakkarpur-Wazirabad bundh where illegal sewage dumping was rampant—won the ‘Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment’ award by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation of India (HUDCO), under the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs.

The bundh, which runs for a length of 5.2km—beginning near Galleria Market and ending in Sector 56, alongside an 8-metre-wide stormwater drain—is one of the 60 colonial-era bundhs that were designed to contain rainwater and recharge underlying groundwater reserves, district hydrologist VS Lambha said, adding that they’re all in a state of neglect now.


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