Bellandur Lake - Current Status and way forward
Puttenahalli Neighborhood Lake Improvement Trust PNLIT people were contacted as suggested by Naveen_blr sir. I could get some good incite towards a likely way forward.
There are four trusties in the very first batch of trusties of PNLIT . I could contact three of them except Mr. OP Ramaswamy so far. I got very encouraging responses from all 3 without exception. I gather that there are several other individuals in the city who are interested in the upkeep and preservation of different lakes in Bangalore.
Mr. BV Satish chief Engineer BBMP was contacted by Mr. Prasanna K Vynatheya, one of the trusties of PNLIT above. A reply from Mr. Satish suggests that a draft project report has been submitted to Lake Development Authority for approval. However they have referred suspected encroachment issue to BDA. Mr. Nanjappa Superintend Engineer BDA is the concerned official. He confirmed that Encroachment survey is in progress. Each Survey Number is being verified to fix the outline on ground known as “Akar Bandh”.
Tender estimates for the remaining fencing are ready. However encroachment litigations may prove to be formidable road blocks I suppose.
The way forward is to form a trust for taking up the B Lake development project before approching the governament.