Sanajay Lake, New Delhi

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Sanjay Lake is an artificial lake developed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in Trilokpuri in East Delhi, India, adjoining Mayur Vihar II residential area. Spread over 69 hectares (170 acres) it was developed in the 1970s and also attracts some migratory birds and has many indigenous trees. A well-laid-out fitness track is very popular with walking-enthusiasts.

History

Long before the trans yamuna (now known as East Delhi) area, thus called because it lied across the Yamuna River from the main city of New Delhi, was colonized by the government, this was natural low-lying area, land depression where rainwater collected, which was also fed by excess run-off from a cut in the Hindon River. The area had a number of villages like Patparganj in the floodplains of Yamuna and vast agricultural lands. Eventually, in 1970 this was developed by Delhi Development Authority into a long winding lake.

Initially the lake spread over 89 acres and together with the surrounding park it covered an area of 178 acres. However it was greatly shrunk after DDA started developing the area for its housing colonies, as colonies like Mayur Vihar, Indraprasta Extension (I.P. Extn.), and Patparganj DDA colonies started coming up in the 1980s and its catchment area was largely built over. Similarly, when National Highway 24 (NH 24) was built to connect the national capital to Capital of Uttar Pradesh state, Lucknow, which cut through the lake, and the Nizamuddin bridge was built over the Yamuna and its northern portion was lost and lake was reduced to present 69 hectares (170 acres). In the following decades, as land pressure increased in East Delhi, the lake further shrunk due to unauthorised construction, encroachment and sewage from near by slums.

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Sanjay Lake is the tourist location of Delhi. This is a lake along with a long park. Sanjay Lake has a total forested area of 170 acres,and it is one of the longest park of East Delhi locations. Sanjay Lake is an artificial lake which is depended on sewer and rainwater.
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  • Its a nice place for morning walk and There is a big lake in delhi . Morning atmosphere is very good for walk.. people use a open gym in the lake..  more »
  • This is a well maintained lake with boating facility along with a park with courts for football, badminton and an open gym. Worth visiting for morning jog.  more »
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  • It's a good place for doing morning walk. You can also see the ducks and swans .This place also have an outdoor gym . A great place for jogging .But the Gentry is not so great
  • First of all, i appreciate to Delhi Govt for SANJAY LAKE improvement. i visited after 2 year and i show everything changed. Means WOW... You can come with your family, Friends, Couples and i think best place for specially childrens. (Must Visit) i Love DUCK (यहाँ पर आप बत्तख के खाने के लिए BREAD लेकर जा सकते हैं । धन्यवाद् )
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