Chandigarh: UTs Engineering Department has initiated removal of weeds from Sukhna Lake. Administration was asked by High Court to submit its report on status of Sukhna Lake and remedies adopted to restore water by September 22. HC bench is likely to inspect Sukhna Lake on September 20.
Sukhna Lake is losing its sheen as the major landmark of city beautiful is dying a slow death due to weeds and low water level. The water level at the lake has reduced by more than five feet in past few months despite monsoons.
Against maximum water storage capacity of 1,167 feet (above sea level) water level stands at only 1,154 feet. One of the workers was seen standing in the lake submerged upto chest level while removing the weeds. This shows the actual water level at the lake.
The HC justice, A.K. Mittal and Justice Ramendra Jain along with amicus curie, other layers and UT Administration officers inspected the catchment area as well as the lake and had asked for the public suggestion for restoration of the lake. UT executive engineer C B Ojha said, “We have already initiated the removal of weeds from Sukhna Lake.” DP
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