Aravali Biodiversity Park | UPSC | Why In The News ?
A Supreme Court-appointed committee has recommended to the apex court to permit construction of a stretch of the proposed Delhi-Alwar high speed rail corridor under the Aravali Biodiversity Park and the extended ridge area, observing that the project is in “public interest” and does not involve felling of trees.
Key Points :
- The Delhi-Alwar 164-km rapid rail corridor, which will be a mix of elevated tracks and tunnels, is slated to be implemented in three phases.
- The corridor, once complete, is expected to reduce travel time between these places to 117 minutes – a little less than two hours.
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About Aravali Biodiversity Park :
- It is spreads over 153.7 hectares, in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
- The park, contains ecologically restored and semi arid land vegetation.
- The natural vegetation of the park falls within the Northern Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest and Northern Tropical Thorn Forest types recognised by Champion and Seth.
- The area is highly degraded due to past mining and infested with Prosopis juliflora (Vilayati kikar).
- The biodiversity of Delhi is nearly extinct.
- The prime objective of ABP is to bring back the lost biodiversity of Delhi Aravallis.
- The other objective of ABP is to promote of nature education among students and create environment awareness among the public.