Expansion of water area of world famous Dal Lake imperative:Dy CM
Srinagar,November 20 (Scoop News) – Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand today gave a 15 day deadline for assessment of 395 structures along Dole Demb area and their subsequent rehabilitation at Rakh-e-Arth which will open 3 square kilometers area and increase Dal lake water expense from 18 sq. km to 21 sq. km.
Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a high level review meeting of line departments of LAWDA, SDA and Housing Board here today. Vice Chairman LAWDA, Irfan Yaseen, Vice Chairman SDA, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Director Information, Khawaja Farooq Ahmad Renzu Shah, Special Secretaries Housing, Showkat Ahmad Mir and Ghulam Hassan Mir attended besides others.
During the discourse of the meeting, it was informed that various conservation measures have been taken by LAWDA which include cleaning og Pokhribal area of
The meeting was also informed that five pumping stations have been commissioned and made operational by the authority at a cost of Rs. 79 lakh and 25 km of trunk sewers have been completed at a cost of Rs. 20.84 crore so far. Likewise, 57 km of lateral and secondary sewers have been completed out of 77 km at a cost of Rs. 40.53 crore. Work on state-of-art Sequencing Batch Reactor Technology Sewerage Treatment Plants is in full swing. These STPs are being constructed at Brari-Nambal and Nallah Amir Khan and will treat about 21.5 million litres of sewerage per day catering a population of 1.5 lakh living on Dal lake peripheries.
It was also told that six blocked channels like Rainawari, Nowpora, Merakshah, Chowdri Bagh, Dal Kawpora and Chakoo channels were dredged and opened up which has helped the water circulation of the lake. The meeting was informed that manual dredging of Shoal formation at Dockyard, Nishat, Mir Mohalla, Lam and Tilla Mohalla carried out with a total removal of 36025 CuM. Six kilometers of Parapet wall/railings from Kralsangri to Habbak have been completed by LAWDA under Shoreline Development Scheme.
The authority has augmented its machinery facilities by procuring two water master classic and three truxor machines at a cost of Rs. 19 crore from
Under Afforestation and Catchment Management Plan, LAWDA has planted about nine lakh plants, 13000 CuM of Loose Boulder Checkdams and 37000 CuM of Gabion Checkdam have also been installed.
The Authority has so far spent Rs. 161.24 crore on sewerage treatment solid waste, hydraulic works, restoration and development and catchment management works, the meeting was informed.
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