Bengaluru: Kaggadasapura Lake, which is often dubbed as another Bellandur in making, will soon have a sewage treatment plant. The BBMP has called for the tender for the plant, and will begin rejuvenation work in a fortnight.
The lake has of late gained notoriety due to rise in instances of frothing. The promise of the setting up of the STP was made last year by the former city mayor Sampath Raj.
“We have sent a proposal to the government for the rejuvenation of the lake. Once the proposal is accepted we will commence the work. We may start it in a fortnight,” said Jagannath Rao, DCF, BBMP, (lakes).
Commenting on the further development, BWSSB chief engineer Nithyananda Kumar said, “The tender has already been called. We have sent the letters to the different departments in this regard. The capacity of the STP will be 5 MLD.”
Earlier the citizen activists used to periodically carry out clean up drives manually, but following a row with local politicians, the dropped the practice.
“Due to the code of conduct the work by the authorities was delayed. We hope that the rejuvenation will start soon. We have been highlighting the plight for a long time,” said Swarit Agarwal, a lake activist.
According to the lake monitoring data of March put up by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board not a single water body in the city was reported to have a satisfactory Water Quality Index....