Green tribunal, BDA officials inspect Bellandur Lake

Green tribunal, BDA officials inspect Bellandur Lake

The committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), along with the officers from the Karnataka Lake Development and Conservation Authority (KLCDA) and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), inspected the Bellandur Lake on Saturday.

The committee was formed to keep an eye on the condition of the lake after the recent incidents of fire.

The chairperson of the committee, a senior advocate, Raj Panjwani, BDA Commissioner, Rakesh Singh, CEO of KLCDA, Seema Garg, and BBMP Joint Commissioner for Health and Solid Waste Management (SWM), Sarfaraz Khan, were present at the inspection.

They also inspected the S T Bed Layout in Koramangala.

However, the senior officers refused to share the details of today's inspection. "The final report will be available tomorrow," said a senior official who did not wish to be named.

The inspection, however, left the citizens living near Bellandur Lake disappointed as they could not interact with the officials. "We were waiting for them from 11 am and we could not even talk to them as they had to rush to another meeting. They are meeting everyone except the residents who have been closely working towards the betterment of the lake," said a resident who lives near the lake.

She also said that they were planning to request the NGT to quicken the process of cleaning the lake and make it sewage-free and not wait until 2020, as assured by the present state government.

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