SGPC gave NOC for feeding Patiala’s Rajindra lake and Sheesh Mahal lake
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
The heritage city Patiala with immense historical importance is all set to witness the revival of Rajindra and Sheesh Mahal lakes. Residents of Patiala will soon be able to enjoy the pristine glory of these two lakes which are being brought back to life with the most diligent efforts of Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh and MP Preneet Kaur.
The Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit informed that the Chief Minister has expressed his desire to give a completely ancient / heritage look to both the lakes under Mission Tandrust Punjab. Under this scheme, Project Hansli has been prepared with an expenditure of 40 lakhs. He informed that the Hansli feeding the sarovars (water bodies) of Gurudwara Shree Dukhniwaran Sahib and Gurudwara Shree Moti Bagh Sahib from Bhakhra main line which was constructed by Kar sewa, will now be extended to the gardens and lakes of Patiala. The DC shared that a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to this effect has already been received by the district administration from the SGPC.
Elaborating further about this Beautification project for Patiala, the DC said that a separate Regulatory gate has been installed in the PNC, Rajbaha on Nabha Road, which extends from the Bhakhra main line, after which the capacity / volume of water going to Hansli has been increased 2.5 Cusec. Water has reached Rajindra lake through a regulatory gate installed on Hansli near the Railway Crossing no. 21, on renovating the already present pipeline, which receives the left over water after feeding the sarovars of Gurudwaras Shree Dukhniwaran Sahib and Shree Moti Bagh sahib.
The Deputy Commissioner also informed that a separate pipeline will be added to the Hansali feeding the sarovar of Shree Moti Bagh Sahib near the Government Ayurvedic College, in order to divert water to the Sheesh Mahal lake. He said that both the lakes would soon be a haven for the residents of Patiala and tourists alike, a place where morning /evening walkers will be able to relax and rejuvenate. The District Commissioner said that the entire project is being personally supervised by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and MP Preneet Kaur.