Survey of Kaggadasapura Lake by Land Revenue Department, BWSSB, KSPCB and United Bengaluru

May 22, 2019; Bengaluru: On the directions of Hon’ble Lokayukta, Land Revenue Department along with BWSSB, KSPCB and United Bengaluru today surveyed the Kaggadasapura lake to map the area of the lake and extent of encroachment. The lake is about 47 acres and as per Koiwad Committee Report, 3 acers 24 guntas has been encroached.

The survey which was initiated today will conclude this week and a detailed report will be submitted to the Hon’ble Lokayukta before May 28th hearing.

Suresh NR, Convener, United Bengaluru said, “United Bengaluru under the leadership of Shri H S Doreswamy had inspected the Kaggadasapura Lake on July 15th, 2017 and accordingly filed a detailed complaint in the Lokayukta along with many other lakes that we inspected. In one of the hearing the Hon’ble Lokayukta directed to survey the lake to find if there are any fresh encroachments. A detailed report along with the nature of encroachment will be submitted to Lokayukta and then we will ensure that all the encroachment is removed, the lake is rejuvenated and boundaries are fenced. Today we see that like any other lake, this lake is also in shambles. Of the 40 acres of lake land, 3 acre 24 guntas have been encroached by both private and public parties. BDA has already spent around Rs. 8 Cr to beautify the lake area but there is not a single drop of water, all the money has been spent to build 60 ft bunds, play area and seating area but nothing has been don’t to rejuvenate the actual lake, like enhancing the water holding capacity and ensuring that clean water enters the lake. In some parts we can see the lake frothing, we will continue our fight and ensure that the Kaggadasapura lake does not become another Bellandur lake.”

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