Army dedicates floating hamlet on Srinagar’s Dal lake to citizens

Srinagar: The Army dedicated the first floating hamlet on the famous Dal Lake here on Saturday to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said.

In a statement, Colonel Emron Musavi said General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General D P Pandey and Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole led the soft launch in Srinagar of Kachri Mohalla as a tourist floating village.

“#ChinarCorps Cdr along with Div Com Kashmir dedicated Dal Lake’s Kachri Mohalla as Sample Tourist Floating Village to citizens. He complimented efforts of residents & Govt Dept in support of the initiative. He reiterated Dal Lake’s place as Crown of #Kashmir,” Srinagar based 15 Corps,  also called Chinar Corps, tweeted.

Keeping Dal lake clean is the responsibility of all citizens, especially those who have made the lake their home, said Lt Gen Pandey on the occasion.

The GOC complimented the divisional commissioner, the vice-chancellor of the J&K Lake Conservation and Management Authority and all 15 government departments mobilised in support of the initiative

He added that the Kachri Mohalla model would be replicated in five more hamlets.