Printed:November 1, 2017 three:40 am
The Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday advised the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket that any form of moist dredging in Sukhna Lake will result in important lack of water as “the lake is sort of small” to hold out the method in it.
“It’s submitted that with passage of time and impermeable layer of mud clay has fashioned on the mattress degree which can get disturbed…which can trigger seepage of water. The water may also grow to be fully muddy,” the Superintending Engineer of the Development Circle-II of UT Chandigarh advised the Excessive Court docket in a written submission on strategies of moist dredging within the lake.
Through the resumed listening to of the case on Sukhna Lake earlier than the division bench of Justices Ajay Kumar Mittal and Amit Rawal, the UT administration advised the bench that the choice towards moist dredging has been taken by a high-level committee of officers which was constituted to oversee the upkeep of the lake.
The UT administration additionally knowledgeable the Excessive Court docket that the feasibility of building of the extra bathroom at Sukhna Lake has additionally been made to the chief architect of the town. Nevertheless, the division bench expressed dismay over the delay in implementation of the court docket’s order on creation of extra bogs at Sukhna Lake.
The administration’s response on the potential of moist dredging within the rain-fed lake has come up for the second time on report earlier than the Excessive Court docket bench. The Excessive Court docket within the earlier hearings had requested the Chandigarh Administration to “discover the potential of digging in order that the silt and the weed could be taken out of the lake” even when the water degree in Sukhna is increased on account of monsoon rain.
The water degree in Sukhna remained low throughout summer time. Nevertheless, as a result of monsoon rains, it had reached the 1161.90 ft degree in September and the administration stated the flood gates shall be launched if it crosses the 1,163 ft mark.
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