BENGALURU: The Chief Secretary will hold a meeting to discuss the steps to be taken to improve the condition of Bellandur and Varthur lakes on April 13. He recently visited the lakes. Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty was informed about the meeting by the authorities during the recent hearing.
Bengaluru Development Authority Commissioner Rakesh Singh, Engineering Member P N Nayak, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Development Authority G Vidyasagar and Chief Environmental Officer, KSPCB, B N Ramesh Kumar submitted their reply in response to the notice issued by Lokayukta on the plight of lakes.
Justice Shetty had taken up a suo motu case based on a report published in the Express.
Sources said that during the hearing it was brought to the Lokayukta’s notice that an experts committee was also constituted by the state government.
The panel has submitted its report to improve the condition of the lakes and steps are being taken to implement the measures suggested.
After discussing several issues, the Lokayukta felt that before any final decision is taken by him, it is desirable that the senior officers of all agencies concerned can meet and give a concrete proposal with deadlines to improve Bellandur and Varthur lakes.
Sources said the BDA Commissioner agreed to act as convenor of the team. The Lokayukta then asked the officials to come forward with the proposals on May 11.BBMP and BWSSB have been given three weeks time to file their report on the matter.