It is actually 1km away from the main stream of Yamuna but still in its Basin. It was a part of the flood plain during some 30-40 years back.
DDA acquired land in 2001-2002 and planned biodiversity park in 2003. The area is low lying used to get seasonally flooded and long spell of standing water has turned soil more saline(pH=8.9).
For developing park two pronged strategies were adopted- physical and biological interventions.
PPT: Yamuna Biodiversity Park by SN Sharma: Download Link