Karnataka govt to soon raze lake encroachments | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The state government has promised the high court that 23 encroachments by private individuals in Bengaluru’s Kaggadasapura Lake will be expeditiously removed.
In an affidavit filed in a PIL concerning lakes, Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, revenue department, has stated that the deputy commissioner has sought some time for the purpose.
Kaggadasapura Lake is spread over 47 acres, with 32 acres 16 guntas falling in Kaggadasapura village and 14 acres 24 guntas in Byrasandra village. An extent of one acre 29 guntas each is under encroachment in both villages, with 18 encroachers in Kaggadasapura. Sixteen guntas of land were utilised by BBMP for forming the road, the statement added.
Begur Lake

The affidavit stated that out of 137 acres, 6 acres 30 guntas of Begur Lake were encroached upon by a person and another 3 acres 26 guntas used for road construction, leaving out vacant land of 127 acres and guntas. Some excavated soil has been deposited in the buffer zone and no soil has been deposited inside the lake, which is in the custody of BBMP.
Subramanyapura Lake
The tahsildar and survey officials have sought four more weeks to conduct a fresh survey of Subramanyapura Lake in Uttarahalli village. Though BBMP claimed the lake has an area of 25 acres and 6 guntas, revenue records indicated it to be 18 acres 6 guntas only.

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