|Early Times Report|
Srinagar, Nov 18: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu approved alignment construction of 3.2 kilometers western foreshore road along Dal Lake here today.
The alignment plan prepared by the Lakes & Waterways Development Authority(LAWDA) for the restoration, beautification and for delinating physical boundary on western front of Dal was approved by the LG during a review meeting of functioning of LAWDA today.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyan, Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development, Dheeraj Gupta, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, DC Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdary, VC LAWDA, GM Dar and senior officers from PCB, R&B, UEED and other concerned departments.
Stressing on completion of demarcation work on 3.2 western foreshore road by December-31, Lieutenant Governor said that the project will change face of Dal and will not only serve as the physical boundary of the lake but also will be an added attraction to the tourists.
He said that various recreational spots including eating points, sitting places and small local markets under PPP mode would also be set up alongside the road.
Lt. Governor directed concerned to identify three more places for the relocation of houseboats where proper bio-digester system is in place to curb pollution in the Dal Lake.
Emphasizing on proper planning on solid waste and liquid waste management, the Lt. Governor stressed on concerned to ensure progress on STP networking system. He asked concerned to speed up dredging and de-weeding work and ensure strict enforcement against the encroachments.
Issues related to compensation, siltation work, procurement of machinery, clogging of nallas etc were discussed threadbare during the meeting.
Earlier, Principal Secretary, Dheeraj Gupta presented a detailed report on Dal, its conservation, restoration and rejuvenation through power point presentation.