Chandigarh: Former chief architect M N Sharma has expressed reservations about new proposals for the Sukhna Lake. In a letter to UT Administrator General S F Rodrigues (Retd), Sharma has asked him to intervene and preserve the original concept of the Sukhna Lake and its surroundings.

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CHANDIGARH: The residents of this City Beautiful along with tourists and visitors will now witness a new, innovative and beautiful face of Sukhna Lake.

Chandigarh: The UT Administration has fresh plans up its sleeve for the revamp of the Sukhna lake as well as the New Lake in Sector 42.

From better illumination to landscaping of the areas surrounding the lakes, there are a number of proposals afoot.

At Sukhna, there are plans to develop the regulator end of the lake.

Chandigarh: Even as the Sukhna Lake grapples with a host of problems, new lakes are being created in the city. Environment experts believe that a comprehensive plan is required for the development of these lakes.

Around 15 dead fish were found floating in the Sukhna waters on Monday morning, causing concern about the safety of aquatic life in the lake. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the fish could have died because of deposition of sand in their gills.

The dead fish were removed and their samples sent to the Department of Zoology, Panjab University, for tests. Water samples were also collected by the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee.

The Municipal Corporation is planning to introduce a token system in parking lots soon. It is likely to be implemented by April.

Chandigarh, February 18 With an aim to plant over a million trees in the city this year, UT Administrator Gen S F Rodrigues (retd) today launched a plantation drive at Saketri village. He also released Green Chandigarh Action Plan ' 2008. Stating that Chandigarh has a green cover of 35.6 per cent, Rodrigues stressed on the need to make the city greener by planting maximum number of trees possible. The Green Action Plan released by the Administrator stated that during the year 2007-08, 14,9723 saplings were planted against the target of 10,9170 in the Union Territory.

Le Corbusier Foundation, Paris, plans to put Chandigarh in UNESCO's modern heritage list. m n sharma, the first architect to work with Le Corbusier, tells savvy soumya misra about an urbanization

Sukhna lake in Chandigarh is steadily shrinking. Siltation and commercialization of the surrounding area are taking their toll on the lake. "Sukhna has become a pond and the administration is just

During the last hundred years or so, deforestation and wind-water borne soil erosion have been steadily increasing and have now become the major environmental problems the world over.