Chandigarh: Team of High Court headed by Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Raminder Jain along with amicus curies advocates Tanu Badi and M L Sarin inspected the probable sources from where the water can be drawn to feed the Sukhna Lake. The team went around inspecting five spots on Saturday from where water can be drawn.
The HC also directed the UT Administration to discharge the tertiary treated water into Sukhna Lake on trial basis. The team went on to inspect the probable sources like Patiali Ki Rao, a seasonal rivulet in Sarangpur, Jayanti Dam in Perch village, Siswan Dam in Siswan village in Punjab, Water Works at Sector 39, Rajjipur confluence point in Panchkula and tertiary treatment plant in Sector 28.
The team while inspecting the Patiali Ki Rao explored the possibilities of diverting the seasonal rivulet water inflow into Sukhna Lake during the monsoons. They also explored the possibility of siphoning out the water from two dams, Jayanti and Siwan through pipeline to feed Sukhna Lake.
However, the concept of feeding the lake with tertiary treated water from treatment plant impressed the judges panel as they directed the treatment plant operators to discharge the treated water into lake on trial basis. The plant operator ensured the team to discharge the water within one month’s time.
Amicus çurie advocate Tanu Bedi said that she had received the various suggestions from public to revive the depleting water level in Sukhna Lake. The list which exceeds 100 in number was supplied to UT Administration after which these suggestions were shortlisted.
Director Environment cum Chief Conservator of Forests Santosh Kumar said, “Discussions were made on various suggestions to save depleting water level at Sukhna Lake with the team. We are already working upon to treat the tertiary water to feed the lake. High quality machine has also been installed in Sector 28 to treat the tertiary water making is suitable for aquatic life in Sukhna Lake. So far the results are favourable. We have been asked to work upon the suggestions and submit the report.”
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