Canal was one of the main attraction of the city. It was well known tourist place. For lot of people it was a shocker to see the canal completely drained for the first time. The condition of the canal was actually heart-wrenching for people who hold a special place for canal in their heart. During the draining process, the water of the canal was so low level that you could take a walk through it. The people looking at the canal, this way, for the very first time, were startled.