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Subramanyapura lake to be spruced up

A comprehensive plan for the clean-up of the polluted Subramanyapura lake was discussed at a meeting between civic agencies and residents on Wednesday.

Published: 01st June 2017 01:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2017 06:58 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A comprehensive plan for the clean-up of the polluted Subramanyapura lake was discussed at a meeting between civic agencies and residents on Wednesday.
Multiple complaints of frothing has been reported at the 18-acre lake, which has a catchment area of about a 1,000 acres. The meeting was attended by officials from KSPCB, LDA, BWSSB, BDA, BBMP and the Slum Development Board.

Frothing at Subramanyapura lake

LDA officials said it had prepared a detailed project report to revive the lake at a cost of `3.64 crore. The slum board said it is constructing 888 housing units around the catchment area, and would relocate 123 families to the units, for which it asked the BWSSB to set up an STP.

The meeting itself witnessed a blame game between the officials. First, BDA officials said they had handed over the lake to the LDA in 2016. They added that they had given permission to construct houses around the lake to the Jayanagar house building cooperative.

The secretary of the cooperative, in turn, said they had paid `5.75 crore to the BWSSB for setting up an underground drainage system.

Some residents said foam has been seen despite there being no industries in the lake’s catchment area. To this, the KSPCB said it had tested the lake’s water, and had categorised it in the E bracket, meaning it was fit for irrigation and industrial purposes.



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