In western area of Nagpur, ancient Futala Lake
exists for 200 years. In absence of maintenance, the
use of this prehistoric lake was limited to cattle
washing only. It was therefore decided in the year
2003 to beautify this lake from NIT fund with equal
aid from State Government.
The work was decided to be done in two stage,
desilting was done on large scale along with removal
of Lotus plants and other waste from lake. The work
included repairing of Eastern side guard wall of
lake, construction of path way with granite stone
paving, widening of 18 m wide road under I.R.D.P.,
road side guard wall and landscaping berms, parking
and garden bays on other side of road, fixing
decorative lamp, benches, attractive dust bins etc.
For watering of plants and landscaping, sprinkler
system was provided. For sufficient lighting
purpose, four high masts were fixed in the vicinity
of lake. Two colored fountains of 15 feet and one
white and fountain of 100 feet, as such total three
floating fountains were set up in lake . The work of
Immersion Ghat with three ramps on South side and
guard wall of lake with sand beach on North side was
also done in the same phase.
In the second phase of beautification, road berms
were cleaned and interlocking paving blocks were
fixed on road Hanuman Temple to Futala Lake and
surrounding triangular land in front of Temple.
About 1300m road was paved under this to solve the
grave parking problem raised due to famous Hanuman
temple and beautification done.
This spot has become the most attractive spot of
Nagpur City and on an average 1000 visitors visit
the lake daily. Much work is still balance to be
done like construction of Ghat steps, sand beach
paving on platform, Nana-Nani park etc. on South
side of lake. Also water pond and garden is to be
developed in triangular land opposite to Hanuman
Cost of project :- about 4.5crore