Govt to rejuvenate 180 lakes


Speaking to reporters, he said work has been already commenced to rejuvenate and beautify 33 lakes. While the BBMP is developing 21 lakes, the BDA has taken up 12 lakes. Rejuvenation work includes plugging the flow of sewer water, desilting, forming approach roads, beautifications and others, he added.

Besides, directions have been issued to both the BBMP and the BDA to prepare detailed project reports to rejuvenate additional 71 lakes in Bangalore. The plan is to commence the work with respect to these 71 lakes within three months. It is estimated to cost Rs 200 crore, he said. The Minister said the Government will approach the Union Government to include the lake rejuvenation project under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The BWSSB is conducting the survey as part of Arkavathy river rejuvenation project.

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