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Encroachment of lakes: Committee to visit lakes on Oct 25, 26

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Bengaluru: A legislative committee on encroachment of lake beds, headed by Legislative Assembly Speaker K.B. Koliwad, will inspect encroachments by the builders, owners of educational institutions and commercial complexes on October 25 and 26.

The committee is expected to inspect encroachment of lake beds by Puravankara Apartments in JP Nagar, Symbiosis in Bengaluru east, Bagmane Tech Park at Byrasandra lake, V.R. Bangalore Mall at K.R. Puram, First Grade College on Old Airport Road, Karle Company at Manyata Tech Park, Brigade Group at Dasarahalli (Survey No. 61) and lakes adopted by the Embassy Group.

Koliwad said that 1,500 acres of lake bed had been encroached – 800 acres in the city and 700 acres in Bengaluru Rural district. “The committee would submit a report on encroachments by realty developers and others in the next 45 days. It would recommend stern measures to punish violators,’’ he said.

He said the committee would need four months to submit a report on encroachment of storm water drains by various developers and institutions.

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