September 21, 2019
Plan for beautification of Mirik
The lake hill-town of Mirik, a major tourist destination in Darjeeling district, is all set to get a major facelift. Three departments of the State Government along with the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) would come together for the initiative. The GTA had prepared a detailed project report (DPR).
The project would have different components – desilting of the lake, sewage treatment and revamping of lodges.
The Water Resources and Investigation Department will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for desilting the big lake, which is focal point of tourist activities.
The Urban Development and Municipal Affairs (UDMA) Department will work on sewage treatment. The houses will be connected to the existing big streams (called jhora there). Segregation of waste into biodegradable and non-degradable items will be done in the houses. There will be a compactor station for solid waste management. The existing sewage treatment plant (STP) of the GTA will treat the liquid waste from the houses and jhoras.
The UDMA Department will also prepare a project report for the beautification of the lake town. It will be on the lines of a green city. There will be a Mirik Gate at the access point to the town. The areas around the lake will also be beautified. The municipality will engage staff to clean the areas around the lake.
The Tourism Department will take up the project of revamping all the Government tourist lodges in the Hills.
Source: Millennium Post