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Shoreline of Dal Lake to get massive facelift: LC&MA

Parks to be developed, fountains will be installed at salient points

Post by on Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Srinagar, June 04: The officials of Lakes Conservation & Management Authority (LC&MA) Saturday said that shoreline of Dal Lake would get a massive facelift in times to come wherein ‘untapped’ parks adjacent to the lake would be developed while as fountains at salient points would be installed for the attraction of visitor footfall.
 
Besides other measures regarding revamp of Dal Lake and its beauty, there are multiple projects under consideration by which the world famous Dal Lake will get massive facelift, an official said.
 
Wishing anonymity, the official said the Lakes Conservation & Management Authority (LC&MA) is mulling to develop “untapped” parks adjacent to the shoreline of the Boulevard.
 
He said all initiatives will be taken up in forthcoming months and construction or restoration work will be carried out within the parameters of law.
 
“As there is restrictions on any construction work in surroundings of Dal Lake keeping its conservation into mind, all developmental steps would be taken up within the ambit of law”, the official added.
 
The official while giving details said several spots in this regard have been identified beyond Nishat Garden which would be addressed in near future.
 
“The major objective of these developmental projects is to pave way for more footfalls of visitors and outside tourists which will help in strengthening the tourism sector besides it will open doors to livelihood opportunities”, he added.
 
According to an official, the LC&MA is also working on aeration of lake and establishment of fountains for a comprehensive restructuring of the stretch. He said the officials have identified six spots where fountains would be installed.
 
“From Dalgate to NPL Bund, we have identified six spots where fountains to be installed”, he said and added, “More fountains would be installed in gradual phases at those spots that witness adequate footfall of visitors”.
 
“The job is already tendered out. You will see a visible progress in this regard soon”, the official assured.
 
Pertinently the authorities of Jammu and Kashmir have already taken up massive developmental projects pertaining to Dal Lake including the development of interior areas of Dal which would be developed into eco-tourism hamlets. Among 58 hamlets, 6 localities have been identified so far which will be turned into eco-tourism hamlets soon.

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