Mangalore, Aug 25, 2014: Mr. Marla said this after his visit to the lake, which followed complaints of bad rejuvenation and allegations of encroachment. The lake was among the few places that the Mayor visited recently. He was accompanied by Deputy Mayor Kavitha, Mangaladevi Ward Councillor and Leader of Opposition in Mangalore City Council Premanand Shetty and a few other councillors.
Mayor Mahabala Marla will order a survey of Gujjarakere – an old lake in the city that was among the many lakes rejuvenated a few months ago. Following the survey, action will be taken to beautify the lake.
At the Gujjarakere, the president of Gujjarakere Hitarakshana Samiti, Nemu Kottari, reportedly told the Mayor about hyacinth in the lake that he alleged was because of seepage of drainage water. He also alleged that there was encroachment of the lake land. He demanded removal of the silt and the hyacinth filled in the lake to revive it to its earlier form.
“I will order a survey of the lake land. I will look into the file related to the lake and take up works for its revival,” Mr. Marla told The Hindu .
Mr. Marla also visited the Jeppu Market venue where he saw the progress of the construction of the new market building. Mr. Marla said works related to drainage connection for the new building was on. Mr. Marla also visited the place where the corporation has proposed a road over bridge at the Jeppu-Kutpady. He spoke to residents of Mahakalipadpu who were facing problem because of traffic jams following closure of railway gate at frequent intervals. He also visited some of the narrow connecting roads in Jeppu that are in a bad shape.