BDA okays tenders for Bellandur lake revival project

A decision to this effect was approved during the board meeting held on Thursday evening at the BDA head office.

Published: 30th December 2016 02:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2016 04:59 AM   |  A+A-


There is no fencing around the lake and Bellandur lake (left) in city too has no boundary to stop people | Express Photo.

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) will call for tenders to restore Bellandur Lake in line with the short-term solutions suggested by an expert committee.
A decision to this effect was approved during the board meeting held on Thursday evening at the BDA head office.

Bellandur lake has been in the news after foam covered the water  surface and later caught fire. The foam was a result of the large-scale dumping of industrial waste and sewage into the lake.   
BDA Engineer-Member P N Nayak told Express after the meeting that three other important projects were okayed by the board. The Konedapura Township comprising residential and commercial complexes will come up on 166 acres on Hoskote Road, he said. A BDA market will come up at KR Puram at a cost of `100 crore on a 5-acre piece of BDA land.

The board has also given the green signal for works related to the Kaggadaspura Railway Bridge that will cost `31 crore. The BDA will bear 80 per cent of the cost while 20 per cent will be borne by the Railways. There was no discussion related to the Arkavathy Layout allottees issue, he added.
BDA Chairman Venkatesh, BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath, BDA Commisioner Rajkumar Khatri and MLA Somashekhar were among the board members who attended the meet.
Somashekhar was mobbed by the public after the meeting, seeking redressal of their grievances.


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