Friday, August 14, 2009

BBMP submits lakes revival project

BBMP submits lakes revival project
Bangalore, DH News Service :

The BBMP, on Thursday, submitted before the Lok Adalat, comprising Justice K L Manjunath and member Yellappa Reddy, that a mega project with an estimated cost of Rs 900 crore has been taken up to rejuvenate and revive 183 lakes in the BBMP limits.

The Palike Commissioner Bharath Lal Meena in his submission regarding the measures to protect the water bodies in the City said that it has already developed 25 lakes and is in the process of developing the remaining ones.

Explaining the strategy adopted to develop these lakes, he said that the first step would be to survey the lake within the next one and a half month. It will be followed by fencing of the lakes.

“An estimated Rs 100 crore will be utilised for this,” said Meena. He said that it will be followed by desilting and planting of trees and the last phase of work would comprise removal and clearance of encroachment. He said that the State as well as the Union government would be approached for funds.


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