The Roads and Buildings department has renovated Dalgate-Nehru Park footpath, giving much relief to the inhabitants, pedestrians and Shikara rowers.
The department earlier had assured that the footpath shall not only be repaired but also be beautified with tiling and grass patching after the Rising Kashmir highlighted the issue.
According to locals, the long footpath from Dalgate to Nehru Park has been repaired by the R&B department, giving a new sight to the people especially tourists.
President Shikara Association Kashmir, Wali Mohammad hailed the department's timely execution work.
“We also thank the Rising Kashmir who visit here from time to time and bring our grievances under the notice of the concerned officials,” he said.
A local Muzzaffar Ahmad said the excavation of the path had disfigured the beauty of the Dal and also created problems for the pedestrians who were compelled to walk on the road.
“Repairing, tiling and grass patching has added to the beauty of Dal Lake, merging it with the environment and ecology,” he said.
Earlier, the Power Development Department (PDD) had dug up the footpath at several points for laying cables beneath the soil for streetlights. After the wiring work was completed, the PDD had left it unrepaired thus causing inconvenience to the people.