Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rs 5-cr for lake facelift

Rs 5-cr for lake facelift
Minister for Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board Katta Subramanya Naidu has ordered a survey to assess the extent of encroachment on the 44-acre Kempambudi Lake in the City. The Bangalore Urban District Deputy Commissioner has been asked to submit the report within 15 days.

The survey is a prelude to the government’s plans for the rejuvenation of the tank. An estimated Rs 5 crore shall be spent on the same, it was noted.The Minister, who inspected the tank and its limits on Tuesday morning, took note of residents’ complaints that almost 7 acres of the tank was encroached upon.

Naidu also ordered for immediate action to check the flow of sewage into the lake. Civic agencies involved in the lake’s maintenance were told to complete the work before the onset of monsoon.

If need be, another Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) shall be set up near the lake, he said.

The residents complained of water contamination and noted that desilting work had been pending since many months. They held the officials responsible for water contamination, saying that they had failed to provide a separate line for the sewage flow.

The Minister was accompanied by local MLA Hemachandra Sagar, and other civic officials.

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