Rejuvenate Bellandur lake: CM to officials

Rejuvenate Bellandur lake: CM to officials

The civic agencies that are responsible for the rejuvenation of the Bellandur lake in the City have drawn up three temporary measures to check the froth/pollution menace at the lake.

 During the four-hour long review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, senior officials of all City civic agencies, including the BBMP and BWSSB made presentations to highlight the measures that have been taken by them to plug the long-standing problems.

 BBMP Commissioner Kumar Naik submitted a detailed report of the same.
 According to the press statement by the Chief Minister’s office, Siddaramaiah directed the officials to take serious note of Bellandur lake menace. Officials said that they have started sprinkling chemicals into the lake to clear the froth, in addition to putting up a mesh to ensure that the froth does not overflow on to the road.

 They also said that the elevation from where the waste water is flowing will be reduced (by introducing a slope), to reduce the impact - which is converting water into froth. At present the water is falling from a height of 5 to 6 feet.

 This apart, lot of sewage water is being let into the lake, which is adding to frothing. To check this, Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) will be set up in four places with Center’s assistance.

 Siddaramaiah has also directed officials to ensure that STPs be set up in all multi-storeyed apartments. Sufficient regulations will be put in place, and officials will have to constantly monitor the same.

In addition to the Bellandur lake menace, Siddaramaiah sought progress reports of tenderSure works, removal of encroachments on lakes, skywalks on important roads, elevated roads, underpass works, etc.

Siddaramaiah has instructed that works on five tenderSure roads, including Modi Hospital Road and Puranik Road, start within one week. He has cautioned the engineers that he will not tolerate any delays. He has asked them to coordinate with Bescom, and go ahead with the works.

They said that foundation had been laid for the skywalk in front of Esteem Mall in Hebbal, and that skywalk works will also begin in front of Manyata Tech Park shortly.

 Siddaramaiah also directed officials to take action to check the stench emitted from compost manure sites. He also gathered information about the progress in setting up of waste processing units.

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