Nainital: Two hundred meters long new underground lake surprised scientists, this is the reason
An underground survey of the area was conducted by experts from IIT Roorkee in which it was found that there is a large underground lake about four hundred meters ahead of Naini Lake. It is about 200 meters long.
A new underground lake has been found about 400 meters away from Naini Lake. This has come to the fore in the survey of IIT Roorkee. According to the survey report, the new lake is about 200 meters long and up to five meters deep. After this, the concerns of leakage from Naini lake have also come to an end. The lower part of Nainital has remained sensitive for four decades. Treatment and survey work started here after the landslide in Ballia drain in 1980. It was believed that the landslide was taking place due to water leakage in Naini lake. For this survey, many agencies including IIT Roorkee, Wadia Institute, Dehradun, GSI were mobilized. Meanwhile, the survey team of IIT Roorkee conducted an underground survey of 70 meters area towards Bhowali, about 400 meters from Naini Lake. Now the survey findings have come out. The report has revealed that the water which is leaking here is not coming from Naini lake but due to underground new lake.
Despite spending crores of rupees in four decades, the local people have not got rid of this panic of landslides. Many people also had to leave their houses due to the threat of landslides. The discovery of the new lake will also help prevent landslides in a large area of Ballia.
Work is underway to uplift the water of this underground lake to Nainital. A joint survey of this area has been done. An eight-member committee of departments like Irrigation and Tubewell Department, Water Corporation etc. has been constituted which will install tube well in this area.