Carry dustbins along: Dy CM to Shikarawalas
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 24: Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand on Friday inspected the cleaning of world famous Dal Lake even as he asked the Shikarawalas to carry dustbins along.
He said for the purpose, the Government has recently purchased latest machinery worth Rs 6.50 cr, which includes two weed harvesters and two transport barges.
During the inspection, Chand was informed that these modern machines have equipped with latest technology and they yielded desirable results, an official handout said.
“The weeds taken out from the Dal are taken to Shalimar for decomposition and are being used by the farmers for their paddy fields,” he was further informed.
The Deputy Chief Minister enjoined upon the officers of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to engage more labours so that the weed being dumped on the road is being lifted immediately so that the tourists don’t face any inconvenience.
“While interacting with a group of Shikara Wallas at Nehru Park, Chand instructed them to keep dustbins in every Shikara and ensure that the wastage should not be thrown in Dal,” the handout added.
Chand also stressed on them to treat the tourists politely and do not charge exorbitant rates for Shikara ride.
Vice Chairman, LAWDA Irfan Yaseen Shah, Executive Engineer RC Gupta, and a team of senior officers accompanied the Deputy Chief Minister during the tour.
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