Responding to complaints from local residents on sewage seeping into Mestripalya Lake at Koramangala, District In-charge Minister R Ramalinga Reddy on Monday said the water body would soon be renovated. He was speaking after inspecting the lake.
The residents complained that during monsoon, several areas got inundated with sewage, which also flowed into the lake. While a pipeline had been laid by BBMP to carry the sewage, it continued to flow into the lake during the rainy season, a resident said.
Reddy assured the residents that he would direct BWSSB to set up a sewage outlet with a separate pipeline. “Work is going on in the nine-acre lake. The Bangalore Development Authority, which is in charge of the lake, would be provided necessary funds to implement this. The BBMP will take up development works at more lakes in a phased manner,” he said.
Meanwhile, BBMP Commissioner M Laxminarayana, said the Madiwala Market would be renovated soon. “The Commissioner has the report related to re-modelling of the market space. It will be implemented soon,” Reddy added.
BBMP Assured of Funds
Ramalinga Reddy dismissed remarks made by Rajya Sabha Member Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who claimed that BBMP was going bankrupt due to misappropriation of funds and corruption. “Corruption is everywhere and not limited to BBMP,” he said.