Lahore Canal Desilted

Apart from being an essential part of Lahore’s beauty, the Lahore Canal running through the city and taking its course out at Thokar Niaz Beg, waters numerous villages on the outskirts of urban population as well.


For the last few weeks, water was stopped from flowing into the canal to carry out de-silting and cleaning up any mess from the canal-bed. Cranes were seen digging out all the mud and filling truck-loads on the canal banks.

After the process has been completed and the canal bed looks beautifully uniform, the irrigation officials have announced to allow water in from February 10; all to the joy and relief of many Lahoris and the villigers alike.

4 Comments so far

  1. Asif (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

    what is the bird flu situation in Lahore?

    Dead goose at Hill Park in Karachi.

    but despite everything Chicken today was Rs 80/kg(live) and amid same dirty atmosphere.

  2. mansur (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

    i love how they have cleaned the canal up..the cleaning was badly needed. now i fear that the lahoris might mess it up again by dumping all the garbage and waste into it. i hope that doesnt happen!

  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm

    @asif: i dont know about any case of bird flu in lhr…not even papers.

    @mansur: oh, its inevitable :D

  4. suh (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 9:26 pm

    canal looks very shallow

    and were are the leaves of the tree gone.

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