Finally we need a crisis of sorts to get the govt machinery started and the CM talking tough about illegal encroachments onto lake areas. Everyone has abused the lakes systems in the worst possible way. So course corrections are necessary and a must!
SOme right vibes coming out from the opposition too, where BJP has asked to go behind the big players too, citing as below:
75 per cent of the city’s lakebeds and storm water drains had been encroached upon by over 600 construction companies, 150-odd IT/BT companies, 29 tech parks, 30 malls & multiplexes.
Lets take the Bellanduru lake, the largest in the city as an example.
Below are pictures of the area around it in phases:
and now today:
As it can be seen, the likes of Prestige Tech Park are plomb in the middle of the Raja Kaluve.
Lets see how much muscle the govt has to act on such big players!!