The beautification of Vadale lake inPanvel got a push with the standing committee of Panvel City Municipal Corporation approving Rs 10.74 crore for the work.
PCMC commissioner said the work order for most projects, including beautification of Vadale lake has already been issued so that they would not be hampered by election code of conduct.
The civic body said the work has already started. The civic body will build immersion ghats, parking lots and boating facility. The proposal to beautify Vadale lake has been pending for years. The delay led to accumulation of muck, garbage and weeds.
The lake was manually desilted in 2014 by NGO Nana Saheb Dharmadhikari Pratishthan by roping in around 4000 volunteers.