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Chandigarh: Heritage panel junks proposal for multi-level parking at Sukhna Lake

The proposal aimed to address the traffic congestion at Sukhna Lake and Bird Park, which draw a considerable footfall of tourists and locals, especially on weekends. At present, there is limited parking space for four-wheelers and two-wheelers at the Lake. The space crunch has only been exacerbated by the installation of electric vehicle charging stations and public bicycle sharing stands.

The panel has asked Chandigarh to prepare a fresh proposal, with scope for only underground parking, and submit it to the CHCC subcommittee for consideration. (HT File)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 04:21 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC sacks four contractual staffers for negligence

Two employees were terminated for failing in maintaining the public toilets at Sukhna Lake whereas the other two were found absent from their duties at tubewell-cum-booster at village Hallomajra and Sector 21, Chandigarh

The action has been taken as part of an ongoing drive for improvement of functioning of public toilets, water works and other public utilities, said the Chandigarh MC commissioner. (HT File Photo/ for representation)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 02:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Sukhna water level reaches danger mark, floodgate opened

An official said the floodgate was opened around 5 am after the water level reached near 1162.50 feet, almost near the danger mark of 1163 feet

The floodgate was closed around 3.30 pm as the water level dropped by one feet. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Wildbuzz | Kaun hain yeh, dukhi Sukhna se

Like, pilgrims in a prone position paying obeisance at a shrine, some with desperate prayers on lips! Even fish experts were startled at the rare spectacle because they had never seen so many, and in such formation.

In breathing distress, eels at Sukhna. (PHOTO: ANUJ JAIN)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:47 PM IST

With monsoon in sight, radial gates opened at Sukhna Lake

Chief engineer said the opening of radial gates at the Sukhna Lake was an annual exercise conducted before monsoons to ensure that the emergency response system is in place ahead of monsoon

Two radial gates were opened at 10.30 am to release water from Sukhna Lake to check their working ahead of the mosoon season. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 12:57 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s first synthetic jogging track gets off the ground

With this synthetic jogging track, Chandigarh administration aims to create a healthier and more active community.

Chandigarh adviser Dharam Pal inaugurating the jogging track at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2023 01:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh Congress remember Rajiv Gandhi, cleans around Sukhna Lake

Chandigarh Congress workers, carrying waste paper bags, joined the sanitation workers at Sukhna Lake and contributed in their efforts in picking up the garbage there

Chandigarh Congress members at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2023 12:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CITCO to privatise Sukhna Lake restaurant

In February this year, Chandigarh Industrial Tourism and Corporation Union (CITCO) had floated an expression of interest to hire a private firm to run Sukhna Lake restaurant

A total of 10 companies had shown interest in the proposal. As per CITCO records, Sukhna Lake restaurant earns roughly between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30 lakh per month, not enough to break even. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2023 01:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Clash over lewd remarks: 2 arrested for stalking, assaulting women at Sukhna Lake

The accused identified as Baljit and Sanjiv of Kaithal in Haryana were booked for sexual harassment, assault and stalking. They were arrested a day after four persons received injuries in a clash that erupted after two men allegedly passed lewd remarks at women at one of the rear side stairs of Sukhna Lake

:A day after four persons, including two women, received injuries in a clash that erupted after two men allegedly passed lewd remarks at the women at one of the rear side stairs of the Sukhna Lake, the local police arrested both the accused on Monday. (Representational image)
Updated on May 16, 2023 01:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh forest department begins cleaning of Sukhna Choe

Giving details, an official said the cleaning work is being carried out in Manimajra area under the forest department jurisdiction while cleaning of the remaining area would be carried by the engineering department

Tenders have been floated for clearance of the Sukhna Choe bed to make it polythene waste and other unwanted weeds free (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2023 01:49 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

100th episode of Mann Ki Baat: Punjab governor calls event unique, historic

The Punjab governor interacted and honoured the four Mann Ki Baat participants, who in different episodes were mentioned by the Prime Minister for their initiatives

Dignitaries attending the screening of 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat at Punjab Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2023 01:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Wildbuzz: For whom the bells toll

The sturdy nilgai has weathered the injury for months, but the result of his isolation is that he has embraced ‘public life’. He wanders around the parking lots and along the road like a stray cow, very comfortable with humans

The injured nilgai at Sukhna Lake. (Vikram Jit Singh)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:48 AM IST
ByVikram Jit Singh

9 years on, CITCO says Hotel Parkview land not viable for convention centre

The Chandigarh administration had provided CITCO ₹7 crore in 2014 and ₹2.5 crore in 2016 for the centre, envisaged to provide space for exhibitions and meetings

A senior CITCO officer said the site in Sector 24, Chandigarh, was not viable, as it was in a low-lying area, besides the premises were already being used for hotel operations. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 01:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Wildbuzz: A bird in the bush

Panchkula-based Anu Garg discovered the warbler in February, but kept it under the wraps. She feared the location would be swarmed by mobs of birding paparazzi eager to secure a new trophy for “first pic” hot takes on social media and disturb the lone warbler

Anu Garg’s capture of the enigmatic warbler. 
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 03:26 PM IST
ByVikram Jit Singh

Chandigarh: Another car break-in at Sukhna Lake, 1.95 lakh, laptop stolen

In the second car break-in at Sukhna Lake within a week, thieves stole ₹1.95 lakh cash and other valuables from a Hyundai Creta parked at the lake’s back end

The victim, Jagtar Singh, hailing from Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, told the police that he had come to Chandigarh in his Hyundai Creta for some work on Thursday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 02:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Surya Kiran air show at Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake today

The Surya Kiran aerobatic team, which carries the motto “Always the best”, will be undertaking low-level displays over the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh this evening; the event is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm.

The Surya Kiran air show can also be viewed @suryakiran_iaf on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 05:40 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Chandigarh administration says can't rule out lockdown if Covid-19 cases rise

Despite the administration asking people to stay indoors and adhere to Covid-19 norms, residents were seen crowding at popular tourist site Sukhna Lake and flouting Covid-19 protocol.

Residents seen without masks and violating Covid-19 at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 10:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Wildbuzz: A fawn not spared

A well-intentioned move can at times have serious repercussions

A sambar fawn speared to death on a fence within Sukhna Nature Trail.(PHOTO: DIVYE MATHUR)
Published on Nov 07, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh

Wildbuzz: Robber of shikar booty

The harrier, a migratory bird that winters in the region’s wetlands such as the Sukhna lake and Motemajra, steals prey from not only shikaris but also avian predators

A harrier scoops a Gadwall duck from the Keshopur Chhamb, Gurdaspur.(PHOTO: VISHESH KAMBOJ)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh

Wildbuzz: An isle of hope at Sukhna

A small island that has appeared in the Sukhna lake is keeping birds happy even as butterflies are being choosy about the plants they flutter around

Resident birds enjoying the artificial isle at Sukhna lake.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh

No odd-even in Chandigarh markets from September 4

The decision to end restrictions was taken on Wednesday at the war room review meeting chaired by Punjab governor and UT administrator VPS Badnore.

HT Image
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 02:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh:

Panic at 3 am as floodwaters enter homes in Chandigarh’s Khuda Lahora, Mohali areas hit

MC teams sent to site after flooding reports came in from Khuda Lahora Colony to clear out clogged drains; police post under water in Baltana

Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondents, Chandigarh/mohali

Sukhna floodgates opened after heavy rain in Chandigarh

Two of the lake’s three floodgates were opened early on Sunday with no confirmation on when these would be closed

Water flows over a bridge in Chandigarh’s Bapudham colony and traffic is held up after heavy weekend showers led to a rise in levels of the Sukhna Lake and streams nearby.(Keshav Singh)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

HT Readers’ Take: We would rather be safe than visit Sukhna Lake on weekends

All measures to control the transmission of Covid 19 must be welcomed and followed by the citizens, even if it means no lake visits on weekends because normalcy needs to be restored at any cost, and quickly, say readers

The Chandigarh administration has closed Sukhna Lake to the public on weekends.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

No sense in denying people the joys of weekends at Sukhna Lake

At a time when smart thinking and planning is needed, keeping the lake out of bounds for visitors on weekends does not serve the purpose of reducing the rate of infections as no evidence exists of people contracting Covid-19 while visiting this place

People enjoying shikara boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 09:36 PM IST

Token system at Sukhna, other popular spots likely

Crowds at popular spots in Chandigarh are making health and administrative officials jittery as social distancing and other safety norms are not being followed, underlining the need for restricting entry

Walkers at Sukhna Lake after lockdown restrictions following the Covid-19 outbreak were eased.(HT photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Pay 5,000 fine for not registering pet dog in Chandigarh

The bylaws state it is mandatory for dog owners to register each pet at the municipal corporation office once the canine is four months old. Only two dogs are allowed per family.

The Chandigarh Registration of Pet Dogs (Amendment) Bylaws 2020 were notified by the UT administration on Thursday.(REUTERS/For representation)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 01:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

WILDBUZZ: O! To be a wagtail, skipping stones on the blue Indus

As summer deepens in the tricity, many of our wonderful migratory birds disappear from our lives. Birds like the debonair Bar-headed goose or the proverbial golden girl, the Citrine wagtail, are no longer to be seen at the Sukhna lake and other wetlands.

A Citrine wagtail steps and skips across summery stones at the Indus river, Spituk village, Ladakh.(PHOTO: CHOLDAN GASHA)
Published on Jun 20, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh

Covid-19 effect: Cycling now trending among Chandigarh fitness enthusiasts

Bicycle sales are increasing, old machines are coming in for repairs as people take to cycling with a vengeance after lockdown restrictions ease

There’s been a surge in cycling enthusiasts in the city after easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 08:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

HC order on Sukhna catchment area: Capt forms panel to devise strategy with Haryana

The HC on March 2 had declared Sukhna Lake a legal entity and ordered the demolition of unauthorised as well as legal constructions in its catchment area within three months

HT Image
Published on Mar 06, 2020 01:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandiagarh | By, Mohali
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