BDA launches work on revival of Mestripalya lake

BDA launches work on revival of Mestripalya lake

The Bangalore Development Authority on Friday launched the work on reviving the Mestripalya Lake. The civic agency has set a time frame of nine months to complete the project.

The Rs 1.75-crore revival project includes clearing of debris from the lake, setting up a waste water treatment plant, among other tasks. The revival plan has been developed by the BDA, in association with the Lake Development Authority, with suggestions from Koramangala residents.

“The lake was embroiled in a litigation between the BDA and a person claiming ownership over it. We took the initiative of moving the Supreme Court. In the year 2010, the court ruled the BDA as the owner of the lake,” said Nitin Seshadri, a member of Koramangala III Block Residents’ Welfare Association.

Following the victory, the residents got together a team of technical experts to come up with a plan of rejuvenating the lake.

Seshadri said the detailed project report was prepared in 2011, but it took time for BDA to float tenders since there were no bidders.

However, there are other issues to be resolved. A portion of the 6.2-acre lake bed has been allotted as sites and the matter is pending in the court, residents said.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy inaugurated the revival project on Friday.

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