The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has initiated the dredging of the Teilbal settling basin at the Dal Lake.
LAWDA Vice-Chairman Tufail Matto, “This settling basin hasn’t been de-silted for around 20 years. This process will take about a year to complete.”
It is important to de-silt this settling basin as it acts as a filter for the water that goes into the Dal Lake.
Being a noteworthy tourist destination, the Dal Lake attracts a large number of tourists from across the world every year and contributes majorly to the economy of the area.