A team led by Punjab and Haryana High Court Justices AK Mittal and Ramendra Jain inspected the catchment area of Sukhna Lake on Saturday.
The High Court had taken suo motu notice of the depletion in the water level of the Sukhna in 2009, and since then has been monitoring the case. The team comprising amicus curiae advocate Tanu Bedi, additional advocate general of Punjab Reeta Kohli, UT chief conservator of Forests Santosh Kumar and UT chief engineer Mukesh Anand visited the catchment area and inspected the channels through which water flows into the lake.
The team visited Kaimbwala village, where the work of upgrading existing sewer lines is in progress. The new sewer line will check the release of sewage water into Sukhna Choe, which ultimately flows into the lake. It also took stock of weed being removed from the lake.
Santosh Kumar took up the issue of sewage flowing into Sukhna from Kansal and urged Justices Mittal and Jain to direct the state to set up a treatment plant in the village. Kumar also informed the team about the steps being taken by the administration for bio-treatment of the sewage water coming from Kansal, which has damaged the forest area near Rock Garden and Smriti Van. The case is listed for hearing on August 9.