Adalatganj Lake Area Redevelopment

Adalatganj Lake Area Redevelopment

Patna has been long associated with parks and water bodies as place of recreation and the age old tradition of living with nature has to be revived in the present context.  The basic objective of this project is to develop Adalatganj Lake as a recreational space creating different spaces within the lake area serving the need of local people

The site lies along an important link road named Amarnath road, connecting Veerchandchand Patel marg with Buddha marg. The site has easy accesses through public transport modes such as city bus, auto rickshaw and private vehicles

Components of the Project

1.    Rejuvenation of Pond Area

Under the project the existing pond is being cleaned and remodeled. An inverted filter technique has been used for preventing suspended materials, litters etc into the sub-soil. The three layer filter has finer materials on the top and coarser materials in the bottom. The bacterial quality of the water recharging ground water table will also be considerably improved by this inverted filter. After considerable time when the upper sand layer gets choked the same can be suitably replaced. The frequency of such replacement will depend upon the quality of surface water.

2.    Landscaping

The 7.90 acre land will be redeveloped into public plaza. The proposed lake development will be broken into smaller zones with land undulation and pathways creating an organic flow of space with efficient lighting. A promenade around the lake with slope stabilization will be made while existing large trees will be retained such as to give the city an open space to breathe. Also, separate joggers track will be made to boost the fitness of Patnaites.

3.    Ghat and Temple Plaza

Keeping the extended views of lake intact activity spaces such as Ghat and temple plaza will be made to attract people and make the area livelier for the residents of Patna. During the auspicious Chhath festival, ghat can be used for offering argh and performing puja.

4.    Musical Fountain

Musical and aeration fountains in the pond will bring joy to people and increase the aesthetic value of the space.

5.    Open Air Theater

The project has provision for an open air theater. The amphitheatre would be facing the pond while the stage will be adjacent to the rejuvenated water body. This will solve the dual purpose. It will not only extend the view of the pond but also provide space for cultural expressions.

6.    Food Kiosks and Rest Rooms

Several food kiosks will be there in the park area so that people can munch on while enjoing the quality time under the sky. It will also have adequate facilities for restrooms.

 

Project Benefits

Open Green Space for Dwellers

There is a demand of developed open spaces and parks in the city of Patna. Haphazard development resulted into deterioration of open space and forest area. Patna has only 1% of recreational space in current scenario but there is need of open space in range of 20-30 %. The demand can be achieved by developing these types of unused water bodies into recreational spaces of urban rejuvenation.

Water quality protection:

Proper landscaping reduces nitrate leaching from the soil into the water supply and reduces surface water runoff, keeping phosphorus and other pollutants out of our waterways and preventing septic system overload.

Improved Air Quality: Trees in a park can reduce on-site heat buildup, decrease runoff and enhance night time cool downs.

 

Project Cost and Executing Agency

M/s Sai Highway and Builders Pvt Ltd is the executing agency of the project. Approved budget for this is Rs 9.84 crore