On Kejriwal’s announcement, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia elaborated that the government was working on rejuvenation and beautification of a total of 50 lakes in the capital.
Sisodia also reviewed the work under progress at Sannoth Lake in Bawana in northwest Delhi.
“In order to make Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi a city of lakes, I took stock of the work being done to restore and beautify Sannoth Lake. With lakhs of litres of treated water daily, the dried up Sannoth Lake is being transformed into one of the most beautiful picnic spots of Delhi”, Sisodia said in a tweet in Hindi.
.@ArvindKejriwal जी के दिल्ली को City of Lakes बनाने के मिशन के तहत, सन्नोथ झील में हो रहे जीर्णोद्धार व सौंदर्यीकरण के काम का जायजा लिया
रोजाना लाखो लीटर ट्रीटेड पानी से, सूखे हुए सन्नोथ झील को नया स्वरूप देकर आज दिल्ली के सबसे सुंदर पिकनिक स्पॉट्स में परिवर्तित किया जा रहा है। pic.twitter.com/1OLjxrOTXm
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) September 8, 2022
He added that this project would also bring a relief to Delhi’s water shortage issue.
“Fifty such lakes that have lost their identity are being restored and this will enable recharge of groundwater and also address the problem of water shortage. Once this project is completed, Delhiites will be able to come here with their families and marvel at the beauty”, Sisodia tweeted.
Quote-tweeting Sisodia’s tweet, Kejriwal said, “After becoming ‘city of tirangas’, Delhi is set to become city of lakes’. Soon, we will have so many beautiful lakes across Delhi.”
Kejriwal envisages these lakes as refreshing spots for local people and tourist spots for outsiders.
(With inputs from PTI)