Dal Lake has new plan: western foreshore road and much more

ZT News Network

SRINAGAR: Lt Governor of J&K Girish Chandra Murmu has directed the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar for initiating the process for acquisition of land for western foreshore road corridor and asked the Chief Engineer PWD for simultaneous process for finalization of DPR and initiating the tendering process with aim for completion of road within stipulated time.

The LG called for several measures aimed at conservation and beautification of Dal lake with active involvement of local community and stakeholders, at a high level review meeting held at Srinagar today.

He called for comprehensive proposal for safeguarding livelihood of Dal dwellers and their active involvement in conservation process.He directed the authorities for protection of boundaries of lake, completion of Sewerage Treatment Plant works by August 2020, enhancing efforts for deweeding, beautification of available land patches, re-surfacing of road on periphery of lake, improving street lighting network, providing Smart Cards to Dal Dwellers, finalization of rehabilitation plan based on the survey conducted and scientific measures for conservation of lake.

A presentation on rehabilitation plan was also made, on which the Lt Governor directed for providing best amenities including schools, medical facilities, community halls, drainage, roads and other requirements. The VC LAWDA was directed for ensuring completion of Dol-dem project latest by November 2020.

He also directed for planning STPs for cluster of houseboats as a part of the project.Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan discussed about a host of measures being taken and made suggestions on the improvement of cleaning process in lake.Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam asked the Housing and Urban Development Department for sustained efforts for strengthening administrative, infrastructural and legislative framework of the lakes development authority for efficient delivery of plans finalized.

The meeting was attended by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan; Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; Vice Chairman LAWDA, Tufail Matto; CE PWD Sami Arif and other officers.

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