Dal Lake transformed with new floating jetties
Post by Aatif Qayoom on Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Srinagar, July 31: In a bid to enhance the allure more tourist towards Dal Lake, the Lakes Conservation and Management Authority (LC&MA) has recently introduced four floating jetties at strategic locations. These jetties are expected to not only add to the lake's appeal but also address the issue of parking space for motor boats.
According to an official from LC&MA, the construction of these jetties has been completed, with three of them already in operation at selected spots. The fourth jetty is scheduled to be installed in the upcoming days. Utilizing high-quality materials, these jetties have been designed to withstand the test of time, reducing the need for frequent repairs.
One noteworthy feature of these jetties is their integration of solar lights, which promises to create a mesmerizing nighttime experience for tourists. With the solar-powered illumination, the jetties will offer a captivating view, adding to the enchantment of Dal Lake during evening hours.
Additionally, the jetties aim to resolve the parking predicament faced by motorboat owners. During unforeseen circumstances or events, the motorboats can now be safely parked at these floating structures, easing congestion and ensuring smoother operations on the lake.
Moreover, the introduction of these jetties will free up considerable space for shikara riders. Prior to their installation, shikara owners were contending with certain issues due to motorboats occupying various locations near KICC.
Lakes Conservation and Management Authority said that the inclusion of these floating jetties will significantly improve Dal Lake's overall tourist experience. The jetties' modern amenities and efficient use of solar energy align with sustainability goals and offer a promising glimpse into the future of tourism in the region.
With these developments, the LC&MA aims to revitalize Dal Lake as a prime attraction in Srinagar, fostering a more convenient and enjoyable experience for both locals and tourists alike.