Plaint over dumping in Talaghattapura lake

Plaint over dumping in Talaghattapura lake

Members of United Bengaluru were shocked to see a tanker releasing effluents into the Talaghattapura lake and another truck  dumping debris there.

Led by Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar, they took pictures of the trucks and lodged a complaint at the Talaghattapura police station.

As part of their drive to reclaim dying lakes of Bengaluru, the members of United Bengaluru visited Gubbalala, Talaghattapura and Sompura lakes, which are part of the Vrushabhavathi series of lakes in Bommanahalli and Rajarajeshwari Nagar zones of BBMP.

Encroachments had reduced the size of all the three lakes while the government agencies were callous and not ready to take responsibility for their protection and development. Sewage had choked Talaghattapura and Gubbalala lakes.

Further, a group of lake and urban experts, members of lake groups, elected representatives and government officials will inspect these lakes to assess the extent of deterioration, encroachment and dumping of domestic and industrial effluents.

They will submit their report to the government and other agencies. Bengaluru South MLA M Krishnappa, Yeshwantpur MLA S T Somashekar, corporators Arya Srinivas, Hanumanthaiah, N S Mukunda of Citizens’ Action Forum and Ashwin Mahesh were part of the team that visited these lakes.

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