1100 labourers engaged to remove weed at 132 locations in Dal Lake

Business Desk/Srinagar
November 15, 2017 BUSINESS 47 Views

As many as 1100 labourers are working double shifts at 132 locations to remove weed in world famous Dal Lake in this summer capital, officials said here on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, they said that the government is mulling to start bicycle sharing service around the Dal Lake and its adjacent areas for tourists.
“The de-weeding process is in full swing with 1100 men engaged by Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), working in double shifts at 132 locations in the Dal Lake,” they said.
They said LAWDA has been directed to provide plots to the residents of Sheikh Mohalla on the priority basis at Rakh-i-Arth Bemina so that they will start building their homes there.
They said LAWDA will conduct a survey to identify the suitable place for a fish market at Fishermen Colony and women vegetable market at Shalimar area so that the locals can sell their products without any kind of difficulty.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash said that while enjoying the bicycle ride around the Dal Lake, tourists will also explore its adjoining areas like Burzahama heritage site which is an oldest archeological site in northern India, Gussu village which is known as the “strawberry bowl of Srinagar”, Dachigam Wild Life Sanctuary, Denehama, Teilbal, Mulfaq and other areas.
She said it will help to bring these areas on the tourism map and will help in generating employment avenues for the locals there.
Ms Asiea directed LAWDA to identify the locations around the Dal Lake so that pre-fabricated stands will be installed soon for the eco-friendly service.
The Minister also reviewed the tendering process of dredging on Teilbalnallah, Batkul, Wanihama and NarbalBatipora and directed the authorities to start the work of dredging immediately in these areas during the present dry spell

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