Rajkot to have an artificial lake

Rajkot to have an artificial lake

The Rajkot Smart City Development Ltd, a subsidiary company of Rajkot Municipal Corporation,  is planning to develop an artificial lake on a plot of 293,458 Sq m. The lake, to be named as Atal Sarovar Lake, will be developed on Build, Operate and Transfer basis. The project will be completed within 18 months from the date of financial closure.

The total area of the water body of the lake will be 92837 m2with depth of water about 5 m. There will be other features like Botanical Garden, Senior Citizen park, Children Park, Traffic Children park and Party lawns complete with its kitchen. An  Island built in concrete within Lake is also planned with a dedicated walkway with complete handrails in SS-304. There will be three fountains with laser and sound show provisions. Landscaping with Trellis, Gazebo, Canopy, Benches, Sculptures, Signage, Dustbins and etc. will also be developed to add to the aesthetics of the facility. Surveillance system with the help of CCTV will provide sufficient security for the visitors.

Grid integration for water & power, CCTV, drainage, water harvesting, drinking water, micro irrigation system network etc. will  be the basis of the whole design which will help to rejuvenate different modules in future .

The Project will be awarded to the bidder quoting the highest annual payment to RSCDL. The lake on completion is expected to attract 3000-4000 visitors with peak number touching 10,000.

Revenue stream for the lake and other associated facilites will be from sale of Ticket/Entry to Botanical garden, parking fee, sale of tickets for Toy Train, Boating, Ferris Wheel, Laser Show and any other activity the bidder, advertisement rights over Food Court, lease rent of Food Court space, lease rent of Party Lawn and Amphitheatre and other sources to be identified.

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