Mangaluru, 26 February 2015: Mangaluru south MLA J.R. Lobo along with Dharma Pradhana from Ramakrishna mutt inaugurated the rejuvenation work of Gujjarakere which will be done with an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore. Speaking on the occasion J.R. Lobo said that Gujjarakere will be restored to its original glory.
J.R. Lobo said that the work will be completed by October this year before Navaratri celebrations. The retaining walls all around the lake and the removal of silt and development of a park are some of the works to be undertaken.
MLA said the Department of Minor Irrigation has released Rs. 1 crore for the rejuvenation work and thanked the Minister Shivaraj Thangadagi. Though the Mangaluru City Corporation had undertaken rejuvenation of the lake near Jeppu Market in the past, it was halted half-way due to fund crunch, he said.
Speaking further J.R. Lobo said the corporation would make arrangements to divert sewage flowing into Gujjarakere, due to which the lake is filled with hyacinth. The administration would consider the demand for strengthening the existing retaining wall, he said.
Over the years Gujjarakere lake has become a pot of stench and a breeding ground for mosquitoes and many would dread to reside near the lake. But the MLA has promised to develop the lake in such a way that people desire to visit it regularly.
Courtesy :Udupi Today