Jamshedpur, March 4: New facilities are on the anvil for both the local people and tourists who visit the picturesque Dimna Lake. The picturesque Dimna Lake is abuzz with activities with the beginning of autumn season.
Giving the much needed boost to the amenities, Tata Steel Utilities & Infrastructure Services Ltd (erstwhile Jusco) has built four toilets at Dimna to stop open defecation and to maintain cleanliness in the tourist spot most visited throughout the year.
The four toilets were recently built and are all available for use. People visiting Dimna have been demanding better facilities. Moreover ,public toilets were a long pending demand by tourists especially from outstation as people especially women avoided going in the open.
Tourists during picnic time have rued the lack of toilet facilities even the mobile ones but thankfully next time picnickers can avail the toilet facility. The public toilet is located around 400 metres away from the lake.
“We are also working several other amenities for the visitors. We will add new facilities in the days to come. Toilets were a long demand by visitors. Dimna attracts lakhs of tourists across the year and we realised the lack of toilets of a major hurdle to increase footfall. We have thus built four fabricated structures whose maintenance will also be done by Tata Steel Utilities & Infrastructure Services Ltd. For visitors and tourists, it will be completely free,” said an official of Tata Steel Utilities & Infrastructure Services Ltd.
“ We are really happy to see the new amenities coming up at the lake. Absence of toilets used to force men relieving themselves in the open and women going into nearby bushes. This used to lead to awkward situation for visitors,” said a tourist. He said that the company has taken a wise decision and it also important to ensure ensure cleanliness and maintenance of the toilets.
Located at the foothills of Dalma Hills, three kilometres from Jamshedpur is Dimna Lake. It is a stunning artificial reservoir set against majestic hills and dense forests. It is one of the wonderful picnic spots. It is the main source for Jamshedpur’s water supply. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to visit unless one wants to go for a boat ride. A visit to Dimna is an activity best undertaken at daytime.