Bidkiyar (Vidhkiyar) Lake Complex
‘Bidkiyar Lake’ is situated over an area of 28 acres in the heart of Kaithal City with the back drop of Kaithal Fort. Legend has it that in the pre-Mahabharata age, this entire area was parched with no availability of even drinking water for miles together in all directions. Bidkiyar, the farmer prayed to Lord Shiva for years. Lord Shiva appeared and gave a vow of abundance of water and fertility of soil, making the entire Kaithal-Kurukshetra belt fertile and full of water. Legend also has it that Lord Krishna and Pandavas prayed on the banks of Bidkiyar Lake before fighting the ‘Dharam Yudh’.
‘Bidkiyar Lake’ has been restored to its pristine glory by extensive cleaning of sewage, digging, stone pitching along with re-construction of all the ghats. Walk ways and lighting has been provided along with construction of a 2 feet high wall all around the lake complex. Fresh water has been provided by connecting Keorak Minor through under ground pipelines. Sewage of over 9,000 houses that used to fall in the lake for decades has been tapped through two under ground and over ground tanks by installing high velocity sewage lifting pumps.
For decades, this whole area was filled with sewage and was breeding ground for mosquitoes, bad odor and filth. This biggest turn around story of ‘Bidkiyar Lake Complex’ has cost Rs.900 lakh with persistent efforts of Randeep Singh Surjewala.
‘Bidkiyar Lake’ is now not only the biggest water recharge body but is visited by thousands of people everyday for its beauty, its history, its purity and its beautiful serene surroundings.
Chacha Nehru Children Park
Next to ‘Bidkyar Lake’, a dazzling Children Park designated as ‘Chacha Nehru Children Park’ has been constructed over 8 acres of land. Prior to construction of this park, this 8 acre of land was 20 feet in depth and was used as a dumping ground for waste including sewage for decades.
This modern children park has following amenities:
- Musical fountains along with lighting on the pattern of Mysore Gardens.
- Walk ways, flora and fauna as also gardens for use as playing ground by children.
- A ‘skating rink’ over looking the lake.
- Electric train and other mechanized rides for children.
- A Planetorium with models of the nine Planets on the ground floor with a thirty seat theatre on first floor for watching films relating to Astronomy, Planets and other Galaxies. These films are being shortly arranged from Indian Space Research Organization.
- Toilet complex and food complex.
Cost of this children park is over Rs.300 lakh. This Children Park is unique and perhaps amongst the best parks in North India.
Modern District Jail Complex
A modern District Jail Complex including residential quarters has been constructed at a cost of Rs.677 lakh.
Bar Association Complex
A modern Bar Association Complex for lawyers has been constructed in Mini Secretariat at Kaithal at a cost of Rs.183 lakh.
Officers Colony has been carved in Sector 19 Part-I of HUDA, Kaithal. Long standing demand of staff quarters/officers apartments has been met by constructing quarters/apartments at a cost of Rs.200 lakh. New residences of Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police have also been constructed at a cost of approximately Rs.90 lakh.
Zila Sainik Board Office
A new building of Zila Sainik Board Office-cum-Rest House has been constructed at a cost of Rs.72.81 lakh.
Building of Teachers Training Institute i.e. DIET has been constructed at a cost of Rs.99.99 lakh.
Lala Lajpat Rai Commercial Complex
A modern day shopping area designated as Lala Lajpat Rai Commercial Complex has been constructed near Pehowa Chowk Kaithal on the land of old Court Complex. Its prime highlight is the unique design of the building with murals forming the outside building façade, its environment friendly design with natural light as also open area in front of each shop and under ground parking. The cost of this building is Rs.225 lakh.
Regularization of Unauthorized Colonies
Nearly 60 unauthorized colonies have been regularized and all amenities have been provided.
Street Lights and Illumination
Proper flood lights along with poles have been provided on all important roads, junctions / roundabouts including Pehowa Chowk to Mini Secretariat, Bijli Ghar Chowk road to Karnal road, Chotu Ram Chowk to Rishi Nagar, Shergarh road to Hanuman Vatika, Bijli Ghar Chowk to Kabutar Chowk, Kabutar Chowk to New Subzi Mandi to Railway Gate, Bhagat Singh Chowk to Saini Dharamshala via Ashok Cinema, Gurudwara road, Parshuram Chowk, Maharishi Balmiki Chowk, Ambedkar Chowk, Vishwakarma Chowk, Jind Bye Pass, Ambala Bye Pass etc.
Construction Of Main City Roads
All main roads of the city have been reconstructed. Some of these are:
||Description of road
||Amount (Rupees in lakh)
||Construction of new road from Chandana Gate to Partap Gate to Siwan Gate.
||Construction of new road from Kaithal – Jind Road to Chhatrawas Road via Tractor Market.
||Construction of new road from Municipal Council Chowk to Mata Gate – Siwan Gate upto Parshuram Chowk.
||Construction of new road from Bye Pass Road near Vishwakarma Chowk upto Parshuram Chowk.
||Construction of new road from Bijli Ghar Chowk, Jind Road upto Karnal Road near Mini Secretariat.
||Construction of new road from Karnal Road upto Shergarh Road.
||Construction of new road from Narwania Building upto Jind Road and Chhatrawas Road.
||Construction of cement concrete road from Karnal Bye pass to Peoda Road.
||Construction of cement concrete road from Jind Road to Railway Road (Chhatrawas Road).
||Construction of cement concrete road from Railway Gate to Chandana Gate.
||Construction of cement concrete road from Chandana Gate to Ramlila Ground.
||Construction of cement concrete road in front of Shiv Vatika, Partap Gate.
||Construction of cement concrete road from Balmiki Chowk to Khurana Road Bye-pass.
||Construction of cement concrete road from Improvement Trust Market to Balmiki Basti.
||Strengthening and widening of road from Khurana Road to D.A.V. School.
||Strengthening of road from Primary School to Old Bye-pass Devi Garh Road.
||Construction of Bitumen Road in Jhimer Basti, Ward No. 19.
||P/F interlocking paver block in Shakti Nagar.
||P/F interlocking paver block in Mahadev Colony.
||P/F interlocking paver block from Old SDM Residence to Dera Sheetal Puri.
||P/F interlocking paver block from Chhotu Ram Chowk to Badi Devi Mandir.
Construction of following main roads of the city is presently being undertaken. These are:
||Description of road
||Amount (Rupees in lakh)
||Six laning along with provision for a modern footpath, drainage, electrification of Kaithal – Karnal Road from Pehowa Chowk upto KM 72 in Kaithal City crossing the Bye-Pass.
||Six laning along with provision for a modern footpath, drainage, electrification of Kaithal – Kurukshetra Road starting from Chotu Ram Chowk upto KM 44 in Kaithal City crossing the Bye-Pass.
||Six lanning along with provision for a modern footpath, drainage, electrification of Kaithal – Ambala Road from Pehowa Chowk upto New Bye-Pass in Kaithal City.
||Four lanning of Old Guhla Bye-Pass along with electrification connecting Kaithal-Ambala Road to Kaithal-Patiala Road in city portion.
||Special repair of link road from Chandana Gate to Partap Gate via Shamshan Ghat in city portion.
||Reconstruction of road from Mata Gate to Siwan Road in Kaithal City.
||Reconstruction of Shergarh Approach Road in Kaithal City portion.
||Providing central verge, side drain with footpath, channel and street light on Kaithal-Rajound Road in Kaithal City portion.
||Widening and strengthening of road from Kurukshetra-Dhand-Kaithal Road to Karnal- Kaithal Road via Jat School/College in Kaithal City portion.
||Widening and strengthening of road from SDM Residence to Guhla Bye-Pass via Dera Sheetalpuri in Kaithal City portion.
||Providing iron grill, street light and central verge on Karnal-Kaithal Road to Bijli Ghar Chowk in Kaithal City portion.
||Special repair of road from Karnal Road to Devigarh-Deodkheri Road upto NH-65 Kaithal Bye-Pass in Kaithal City portion.
||Construction of road from Dogra Gate to Kaithal- Khanouri Road in city portion.
Construction of C.C. Streets in Various Wards of City
- Since 1st March, 2005 till date, 396 new C.C. Streets have been constructed in various wards of Kaithal City with a length of 1,07,200 running feet and cost of Rs.775.97 lakh.
In addition, since Ist March, 2005 till date, 174 brick paved streets have been constructed in various wards of Kaithal City with a running feet length of 98,820 and cost of Rs. 270.34 lakh. Thus, a total of 570 streets have been constructed with a cost of Rs.1,046.31 lakh.
- Presently, construction of 166 new C.C. streets with a running length of 64,159 feet are under construction at a cost of Rs.500.44 lakh.
Also, 23 brick paved streets with a running length of 20,655 feet are under construction at a cost of Rs.86.75 lakh.
- Since 1st March, 2005 till date, 134 new Community Choupals have been constructed in Kaithal with a cost of Rs.234.31 lakh.
Out of these 134 Community Choupals, 109 Community Choupals have been constructed for SC’s / BC’s.
- 47 new Community Choupals are presently under construction out of which 34 are for members of SC or BC community.
- Since 1st March, 2005 till date, reconstruction has been done of six cremation grounds at a cost of Rs.21 lakh.
- Since 1st March, 2005 till date, 77 new drains have been constructed with a length of 75,840 running feet and cost of Rs.113 lakh.
20 new drains/nalas with a length of 29,080 running feet and cost of Rs.58.16 lakh are under construction.