Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bogadi Lakes to get facelift by August

Here comes good news for the residents of Bogadi. Two of the city's famous lake Mariyappana Kere and Rayanakere situated in Bogadi will get back its glory by August. 

The Corporation has taken up the rejuvenation and beautification works of the two Lakes at the cost of Rs 1 crore. The amount has been granted by State government.

Rayanakere is situated in a kilometer radius from Mariyappana Kere, famously known as Bogadi Kere. The lakes are been heavily polluted as the waste materials and debris are dumped here daily.

Being neglected for past several decades, the lake had become heaven for mosquitoes, snakes and various other insects. Shrubs and weeds had grown to very high-level and the loose soil had been deposited in the lake. Due to flow of sewage water into lake from Vijayanagar 2nd and 3rd Stage, the lakes have become sewage reservoir.

Corporation officials are cutting the weeds and are clearing debris in the Lake from past three days. In a span of week boundaries will be fixed and fencing  erected surrounding the lake will be removed.

Corporation Assistant Commissioner K Govindappa said that 'the discharge of untreated sewage into lake will be stopped shortly. After conducing a survey, improvement of lake will be done and will be protected from the catchments of encroachment.'

'Walking path will be created in the lake and measures will be taken to recharge the ground water system by installing necessary equipments. Plans have been made to complete the work withing two months,' he added.

Resident Vanitha Raman said that 'We are happy as the lakes is being cleaned. For past several years we were fed up with the lack of maintenance of lakes. A public park with lush green should be developed in the banks of the lake.”

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