Illegal apartment complexes, temples, coconut plantations, temporary sheds, buildings and compounds around Kaggadasapura lake in Varthur hobli will be brought down on Saturday, as the Bangalore Urban district officials will undertake a major eviction drive to clear the encroachments around the lake.
Land worth crores of rupees, to the extent of 3.34 acres, has been encroached upon by 23 influential people, including Bagmane Developers, at 16 places. The officials are preparing for the demolition drive after having obtained the court orders to evict the encroachments.
Bangalore Urban DC G C Prakash said, “We have already informed the Special Task Force and the local police about the drive to remove the encroachments. Except three properties, that have obtained a stay from the court, we will demolish all the other properties that have come on the periphery of the lake”. Kaggadasapura lake is situated in Survey Number 141 of Kaggadasapura village and survey number 5 of Byrasandra village. Out of 47.04 acres of the lake area, 3.34 acres have been encroached upon and apartment complexes, temporary sheds as well as temples have been erected. While Bagmane Developers compound runs through 13.03 guntas of the lake bed, one Baiyanna has developed a coconut grove in 1.12 acres.