Srinagar, Feb 8 : Calling for comprehensive proposal for safeguarding livelihood of Dal dwellers, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu directed the authorities for protection of boundaries of the lake and completion of Sewerage Treatment Plant works by August 2020.
Mr Murmu 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 on Friday evening. The Lt Governor reviewed the proposals for construction of western foreshore road, strengthening of equipment and machinery, measures for conservation, beautification and rehabilitation. 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.
Mr Murmu also directed for periodic reviews of progress achieved and planning required interventions accordingly. The Lt Governor while reviewing the proposal for western foreshore road directed the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar for initiating the process for acquisition of land for road corridor and Chief Engineer PWD for simultaneous process for finalization of DPR and initiating the tendering process with aim for completion of road within stipulated time. He further directed for measures aimed at aesthetic improvement of area, green spaces, walkways, heritage markets and other amenities on the banks of lake involving local residents.
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. (UNI)