Dy CM G Parameshwara inspects lakes

Dy CM G Parameshwara inspects lakes

Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara during an inspection of the Kaggadasapura Lake on Monday. DH PHOTO

Bengaluru Development Minister G Parameshwara inspected the Bellandur and Kaggadasapura lakes on Monday.

Parameshwara was accompanied by Mayor R Sampath Raj and the BBMP, BWSSB and BDA officials.

The minister directed officials to immediately address the residents’ complaints.

He said the priority is to save the lakes from pollution and encroachments.

He said STPs at Kaggadasapurua and other lakes will be provided.

Parameshwara spoke to the residents and said the industrial units around Bellandur Lake, responsible for the frothing, have been served a notice. Seema Sharma of Kasamukta Bellandur, said,” We explained the issues like dumping of garbage and construction debris. But we were able to talk to him for a couple of minutes and couldn’t explain much to him.”

Meets Palike officials

After visiting the lakes, G Parameshwara held a meeting with the BBMP officials in the afternoon.

He told reporters: “I have been briefed by the officials about various civic problems and their work towards a permanent solution.”

The BBMP has formed 63 subdivisions consists of chief engineers in all eight zones to take care of the rain-related problems in the city. With the onset of monsoon, he spoke about his directions to them to avoid any rain damage.


6,000 Potholes in the City

The BBMP has identified 6,000 potholes in the city and will be filling only 1,200 potholes by python machines. G Parameshwara said: The BBMP will be repairing the 1200 potholes, which are more than one square meter wide by using the two python machines, used to fill the potholes in a week’s time. Remaining potholes will be repaired within 10 days.”


Drain encroachment

G Parameshwara directed the officials to prepare a new map of the Rajakaluve (main stormwater drain) across the city and zero-in the encroachments, clear them and take action against the encroachers. “Action against all encroachers will be taken,” he said.