Guddali pooje for byrasandra lake fencing

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The Byrasandra lake, situated in Jayanagar, which was once almost sold, is now set to be rejuvenated.

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The lake area was under a land dispute as it was allegedly sold by Indian Overseas Bank in an auction for a sum of Rs.7.60 crores. Citizen Matters’s 29 Jul 2010 article has a detailed report on the various developments of the lake.

Pic: Deepthi M S

With the local people’s initiative, the lake is now moving towards development. The fencing work at Byrasandra lake has started from 17 February.

The lake development project was inaugurated by Ananth Kumar, MP, BJP. It will be the first phase of the project, where the lake will be fenced.

"The fencing work will take about two and a half months to complete," said Somesh M C, Executive Engineer, BDA, who was present at the event. This is be followed by the second phase of the project which includes cleaning up the lake and setting up a STP.

Venkata Subba Rao, who played major role in saving the lake, said, "The lake should be saved and it is happening now." He was also present at the event.