The Luxurious Society of Bengaluru has deliberate a dam-like construction close to the skyscraper to stop floods; BBMP to fail it

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Bangalore, The Rainbow Drive Format Residents Welfare Affiliation in Bengaluru has not too long ago determined to construct a dam-like construction close to the housing society to stop flooding within the premises. The plan was to cease the move of water from the Halanayakanahalli lake to the housing format throughout rains. Nonetheless, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is more likely to stall the scheme as they name it an unauthorized development. The civic physique is planning to assemble new storm water drains to attach the Doddakanelli space with the Soval lakes, which is able to go subsequent to the format at Halanayakanahalli.

Final week, the residents’ affiliation of the luxurious Rainbow Drive gated neighborhood determined to construct a dam-like wall 10 ft excessive and 165 ft in size on the south aspect of the society. The development value was estimated at Rs 25 lakh and so they determined to separate it amongst themselves.

Nonetheless, the affiliation didn’t search any permission from the civic authorities. When requested in regards to the plans for Rainbow Drive, civic officers stated that they’re unaware of any such proposal and clarified that the BBMP won’t permit any such development. He stated that the water move could be channelized into storm water drains. Some residents who attended the Residents Affiliation assembly additionally objected to the plan. They believed that the wall would trigger heavy flooding within the surrounding areas.

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BBMP is planning to assemble new storm water drains between Doddakanelli and Soval lakes, which undergo Rainbow Format.

Rainbow Drive flooded the banks of the Halanayakanahalli lake following heavy rains in Bengaluru on September 5. Following the floods, the Bengaluru East tehsildar issued notices to 13 residents of the luxurious society for alleged encroachment of the storm-water drain. Officers alleged that residents’ properties block key areas of the drains, resulting in flooding of the format throughout rains. A survey by civic officers discovered 35 unlawful encroachments close to Junnasandra and Halanayakanahalli lakes, that are close to the format.

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