Friday, July 22, 2005

A new improved Ulsoor Lake soon

A new improved Ulsoor Lake soon
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Ulsoor lake, which was recently in news for the massive fish deaths, will finally get a fresh lease of life. To add character to the landscape a statue of Swami Vivekananda will be installed on one of the islands in the lake.

Bangalore City Corporation (BCC) has already started the landscaping work. Though the Council is yet to approve the works, the Standing Committee on Horticulture has awarded the contract to two landscaping firms.

The work includes erecting grills on the periphery of the lake, a two km jogging track, garden benches and creating a green cover. Trees will be planted on either side of the joggers’ track.

Two contractors have taken up the work for Rs. 90.65 lakh and Rs. 80.90 lakh respectively.

VIVEKANANDA STATUE: Noted economist Prof D M Nanjundappa and the Ramakrishna Mission have proposed to set up a statue of Swami Vivekananda on one of the islands of the lake. Prof Nanjundappa wrote a letter to BCC last week asking the civic body to make basic arrangements so that the Mission could set up the statue.

However, Nanjundappa told this website’s newspaper that the Mayor has assured him that BCC would set up the statue. ‘‘We approached the civic body with a proposal that the Mission would get the statue done and BCC would install and maintain it. But the Mayor R Narayanaswamy assured us that BCC would also bear the cost of the statue.’’

The Mayor told this website’s newspaper that the statue will be set up as proposed by Prof Nanjundappa within a month.


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