Boating suspended at KRS; losses incurred

Boating suspended at KRS; losses incurred

Boating suspended at KRS; losses incurred

Boating activities that were suspended at Brindavan Gardens, Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir, that attracts a large number of visitors, has not resumed, thanks to alleged internal bickerings between the officials. 

The Tourism department had stalled boating from October 3 citing dip in water levels, and six boats had boating activities.

When contacted, Tourism department Managing Director Udayakumar said that the officials of Cauvery Neeravari Nigam had stopped release of water to the boating arena through crust gates at plus 50 ft, without stating any reason. This had resulted in a loss of Rs 50,000 every day to the government exchequer, he said.

Reacting to the allegations Nigam’s Executive Engineer Vijay Kumar said that the crust gate had been replaced with new ones. About 300 cusecs of water was required for the boating activities and to release that quantity of water, all the sluice gates should be opened, which results in wastage of water, he said.

Moreover, it was pertinent to conserve water to be used during the months of April and May. The National Security Group (NSG) team that visited the spot had also advised that it was not safe to have boating arena near the dam, Vijay Kumar justified.


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