Laser Shows To Add To The Beauty Of Gorakhpur's Ramgarh Tal
Gorakhpur, August 19 (TNA) The Gorakhpur development Authority (GDA) has rolled out plans to further beautify the Ramgarh lake in the city. According to Authority officials, 'Naya Savera' (fresh mornings) will now be even more beautiful at the picturesque lake. Now the lake would be two laser shows in the evening and arrangements are also being made for fresh drinking water for people who come over.
Smart toilets are also being built and the entire area will be covered under a CCTV network. Ramgarh Tal in 1970, at its largest size, covered an area of 723 hectares (1,790 acres) with a circumference of 18 kilometres (11 mi). As of today, it covers about 678 hectares (1,680 acres).
In 1985, Vir Bahadur Singh, who hailed from Gorakhpur, became Chief Minister and formulated a plan to develop Ramgarh Tal as a tourist center. This plan was later abandoned following his death in 1989. When Yogi Adityanath took over the role of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, he unveiled plans to develop the lake into an 'international-level' tourist spot.
The UP government also unveiled plans to notify the lake under the Wetland Management Rules. At present, the NGT (National Green Tribunal) manages upkeep and protection of the lake. Due to the activism of the NGT, construction work has been banned within a radius of 500 meters.
However, local residents say the water quality of Ramgarh Tal Lake has decreased over time due to it being used as a dumping ground for sewage by nearby residential colonies.