Bengaluru: 2.38 acres of Rachenahalli lake land wrenched free from squatters
It was not an easy task for a bunch of officials and home guards who were on a mission to
This is the first lake encroachment removal drive by the civic body, which is following the orders of
At Rachenahalli lake, a couple of small buildings were built where a family was running an eatery. There was also a huge nursery. All of this was rented out for a monthly pay of Rs 50,000, it’s learnt. Officials razed these sheds too.
Mohan Krishna, Chief Engineer (lakes) at BBMP said the recovered land would be handed over to the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (
Although the BBMP had started the encroachment drive in the morning, they had to halt it after PV Manjunath Babu, former corporator of Amruthahalli, ward threatened the officials with dire consequences if they went ahead with the demolition. The corporator also tried to pile on pressure by talking to
“I am not against the demolition if it is a BBMP property. But this is a disputed property. The court has brought a stay. The BBMP can implead and get the stay order vacated,” Babu claimed. Officials however say that there was no stay order.