NOIDA: The bio-diversity park, set to come up in over 75 acres in Sector 91, will entirely run on solar energy and its layout will resemble the shape of a flower in its full bloom. Over 80 species of native and naturalised species of trees and 120 species of shrubs, herbs and other plants are proposed to be planted to create the park, the work on which will start this week.
“The entire plantations in the park will be completed in six months. planted now will grow to full height in two years,” said an official of Noida Authority’s horticulture department.

The park will conserve six varieties of biomes or micro-habitats. “In the region, there would be six different kinds of habitats which are natural to the ecology of the region — Kohi or hilly tracts, Bangar or level main land, Khadar or sandy riverain of the Yamuna, Dabar or low-lying land vulnerable to seasonal flooding, alluvial ridge of sandy alluvium piled with deep soil and finally Savannah or sub-tropical grassland ecosystem. Each of these ecologies will be developed through plantation of vegetation typcial to each. According to the plan, each patch of the ecology will have four to six varieties of plants, shrubs, trees or grass which is typical to it.

For visitors, the park will offer two entrances, one for those who reach by road, another for who take the metro. Other facilities include open theatres, exhibition spaces, an interpretation centre, a food court, jogging and walking tracks. A three-and-a-half kilometre cycle track has been planned.

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