Will release funds for Kaggadasapura Lake: Mayor Sampath Raj

BENGALURU: On the request of residents of Kaggadasapura, Mayor Sampath Raj on Sunday visited the Kaggadasapura Lake that has been frothing for the last one year. The mayor told the residents that action will be taken and funds will be released for the lake's rejuvenation. The residents alleged that despite their repeated requests, neither MLA S. Raghu nor the corporator has made any effort to rejuvenate the lake. 

"I will ask BBMP officials to take necessary action and if lack of funds is the issue, I will release them. We will build a wall to block entrances to reduce illegal garbage dumping," Mr Raj said.

He asked the residents to send him vehicle numbers of BBMP vehicles dumping garbage illegally so that criminal cases could be filed against them. The residents, who have come together and formed a group to protect the lake, have challenged the BBMP too on several occasions. The citizens complained that the BBMP has not used the funds allocated for protection and development of the lake. When asked, officials tell the residents that they don't have adequate funds, they complained. 

The mayor asked the residents to form a team of ten people and said he will hold a meeting with the officials in their presence. "Submit two letters with issues and solutions. Immediate action will be taken," the mayor said.  The residents said that they are satisfied with the mayor's response and hoped that he would take action to save the lake.

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