CDA restores Lotus Lake in Islamabad

The artificial lake was established in 1971 and remained a major tourist attraction in the capital for decades

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) restored the Family Park and Lotus Lake at tourist spot Shakarparian. CDA Chairman Aamir Ali Ahmed inaugurated the Family Park and lake. It was previously a major tourist attraction in the federal capital that dwindled away due to the negligence of the city’s authorities over the years.

The artificial lake was established in 1970 and was closed to the public since 2006 after construction work started at the cultural complex. CDA restored the lake on the demand of the public and it should be a useful addition to the ever-increasing tourist attractions in Islamabad.

CDA in a press release said that the park’s construction did not affect the terrain nearby in any way. It also mentioned that the authority planted saplings in the area to further beautify it.  

“The park has been constructed without disturbing the terrain of the site. Stones and wood have been used to make sitting places in the park. To maintain the natural beauty of the park, the CDA has planted saplings and grass,” the PR read.

Action against illegal asphalt plants

CDA also sealed a number of asphalt plants that did not have no-objection certificates required to operate such a facility. CDA plans on demolishing these setups in the near future. CDA has said that it will take action against all illegal plants that are polluting the environment in its jurisdiction.

“All the enforcement teams were directed to take stern and indiscriminate action against illegal plants in their jurisdictions, which were causing distress to the environment,” CDA said.

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