The Sakri Lake near Sarkhej Gaam is being developed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in the same manner as the city’s Vastrapur and Kankaria lakes. The project will probably cost Rs 19 crore. This will be the first lake of its kind to be built by the AMC in the Sarkhej ward and the second of its kind overall. The region already has Pancha Lake, which AUDA constructed 20 years ago.
On the properties encircling the lake, some encroachments have already been cleared, and others will be done so shortly. The Sakri Lake will be created in two parts, according to Vijay Patel, Additional City Engineer of South West Zone, and the land measures 78858.49 square metres.
“Tendering has been done and work has already begun. The lake area (catchment) will be 34676.59 square metres,” Patel said. “It will have two gardens giving it a green cover of 6262.52 square metres. The lake will have walkways and a 405-metre compound wall. Other attractions include a children’s play area, water fountain, and walkway in the garden periphery all of which will be developed in the first phase.”
The project will have a 988.7 square metre paved area. Stone pitches, ghats, fountains, gazebos, retaining walls, and other structures will be created in the second phase. The lake will also include restroom buildings. He added that there is a plan in place to make sure that rainfall from the neighbourhood is gathered and piped into the lake.
Additionally, the lake contains a Vav that has historical significance and will be preserved throughout construction. The Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s MLA fund has donated Rs75 lakh to the lake, which is anticipated to be completed by June 2024.