BENGALURU: AUTHORITIES have been given a deadline of 20 days to improve the Ulsoor Lake. During an inspection carried out by Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, the authorities concerned were directed to ensure that sewage lines flowing into the lake be diverted and water quality be improved.
K R Manjunath, Chief Engineer of Bangalore Water Supply and Drainage Board (BWSSB) said that sewage flowing into the lake has already been diverted to Kormangala and Challaghatta Valley STP. Apart from this, BBMP has initiated the process of clearing the garbage dumped in the lake, he said.
The Minister directed BWSSB to set up a sewage treatment plant at the lake. Manjunath said that a plant would come up near MEG gate, and would be completed within a period of six to 18 months.
Officials were also instructed to ensure that sediment tank of the lake be cleaned. Water should be tested regularly and reports on the same should be submitted, George said. It was revealed during the inspection that the process of oxidising the lake to increase dissolved oxygen in water. Oxidation is being taken up by a private firm.