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Citizens’ group finds encroachments near lakes

Lake watchdog committee United Bengaluru went on its sixth weekly drive on Saturday and found violations in Sarakki, Arakere and Hulimavu lakes in South Bengaluru.

Published: 02nd July 2017 11:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2017 11:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Lake watchdog committee United Bengaluru went on its sixth weekly drive on Saturday and found violations in Sarakki, Arakere and Hulimavu lakes in South Bengaluru. Led by freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, the team of urban experts, elected representatives and officials found that private buildings that had been demolished for encroachment had been reconstructed near Sarakki lake.

In Arakere lake buffer zone, a garment company has built its unit. An apartment had been constructed in Hulimavu lake buffer zone. The lake was also being polluted by soap water from a nearby dhobi ghat.



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