George asks officials to take steps to prevent flooding

George asks officials to take  steps to prevent flooding

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George asked BBMP officials to construct a canal along the periphery of the lake in Kodichikkanahalli to prevent flooding that occurred in the area last year.

Before the onset of the monsoon, George visited the areas around Kodichikkanahalli which were submerged following torrential rain last year. He was accompanied by Mayor G Padmavathi, BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad and other officials.

George said Rs 139 crore earmarked for flood control is awaiting Cabinet approval but Rs 25 crore of the amount would be released shortly.

Later, the minister visited DLF road in Avani Sringeri Nagar where many houses were demolished to clear encroachments on a stormwater drain. The 2.6-km stormwater drain is under construction.

At RR Layout and Srinivas Layout in Arakere, he reviewed development work taken up in packages, including storm water drain work in Vysya Bank Colony, and instructed officials to speed up the work.

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