L-G also directed officials to undertake a contour survey of the area so as to ascertain and map the flow of water in the catchment.
New Delhi: The Lieutenant Governor, Vinai Kumar Saxena on Wednesday visited the Bhatti Mines reserved forest area in South Delhi. The L-G also directed the officials to link the pits by neighbouring areas that persistently faced the problem of overflow and waterlogging.
The L-G inspected two sites in the reserved forest area along with officials of the concerned departments. The L-G observed that the large bowl shaped pits with depths reaching up to 80 feet therein, had a huge capacity to hold water which was not being utilized, according to the statement issued.
Following the low water level in the pits which is not even reaching four feet, the L-G directed officials to recharge water in the area by linking it to neighbouring areas facing waterlogging and to create channels leading up to the pits, the statement further read.
The formation of pits would eventually lead to attracting a vast variety of fauna including birds and non-predatory wildlife, and it would subsequently reduce the problem of waterlogging in the nearby areas, the statement added.
During his visit, the L-G also directed officials to undertake a contour survey of the area so as to ascertain and map the flow of water in the catchment.
“This would help in planning of channels that could be laid and lead up to the pits. The District Magistrate of South District was directed to identify major areas and points of waterlogging in the vicinity within a week so that connecting lines could be laid leading up to the pits at the earliest,” said an official.