Pressure on us not to restore Vasanthpura tank, say officials

Major portion of Kalyani levelled off

The Muzrai officials, who had announced that the 350-year-old Vasanthpura Kalyani off Kanakapura Road would be developed according to the 100-year-old village map, have now developed cold feet.

The officials said there is tremendous pressure on them not to restore the tank to its earlier state.

The Muzrai officials had almost levelled three-fourth of the Kalyani on the pretext of reviving it.

The plan was to build a small tank of 22,000 sq ft and build a 40 ft road on the eastern side of the tank connecting the main road in the north to a private property in the south.

The work stopped ever since DH broke the story about the Muzrai department’s plan to cover the tank to benefit a realtor. The officials later said they will scrap the development plan and retain the actual water holding area of the tank.

Now, the Muzrai officials want a hearing with Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty, who is funding the development project at an estimated cost of Rs 2.5 crore.

Four days ago, Bengaluru rural MP D K Suresh visited the place when he learnt about the controversies surrounding the temple tank.

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