KKH Lake Spotfix; Sobha drain work progress; Painted Storks at Lower Ambalipura lake

Bellandur Buzz… Issue #11
June 5th 2014
Shared fortnightly by the citizen group bellandur-forum@googlegroups.com

Kaikondrahalli Lake apporach road spotfix with The Ugly Indian

The main entrance of Kaikondrahalli lake used to be a mess of stagnating water, trash and construction debris dumped on the footpath and at the corner of the street. But no more! A bunch of residents with their kids descended quietly at the lake on a bright saturday morning. Greater part of the morning was spent in clearing trash, levelling mounds of dirt and painting the sidewalk. Monsieur dirt was vanqushed and Madame filth was cleared, leaving the volunteers drained but satisfied. Many thanks to those who contributed monetarily, to BBMP engineers for providing support and of course to The Ugly Indian for the inspiration and expert help and advice. More pictures from the clean up event can be found at  https://www.facebook.com/sarjapurroadrising. Watch this space for upcoming spotfixes in the neighborhood!



Kaikondrahalli Lake entrance after the spotfix.

Sobha drain work progress report

Work progresses, albeit at snail’s pace.  Storm water drain on either side of the road from Food palace/Sobha Hibiscus to HDFC end is almost complete and from Apollo Pharmacy to Sobha Daisy end is underway.  Materials for road laying has arrived but some of it was found to be sub-standard, so after protracted negotiations between representatives of SBTF and BBMP engineers, these are being replaced.

Sobha road drain work progress: Pic Courtesy – Vinod Colaco

Apart from this, there are the usual stumbling blocks. First,  the newly dug trench accidently opened an underground chamber of a pipe that brings sewage from the green Glenn layout. This caused flooding of the trench with sewage. Another stretch of the road has so many haphazardly laid underground high voltage cables that it is impossible to make a trench on either side of the road. Now the contractor will have to dig a trench in the middle of the road. Finally, BBMP is  unable to lay the drain right up to the lake,  as there is a private property in the way. If it rains,  the area around Sobha Lavender will be flooded. The road can be made only after the drain is completed.
Update Courtesy – Nagesh, S.Sankaran

Painted Storks at Lower Ambalipura Lake



Kite and Painted Stork Lower Ambalipura Lake. Pic Courtesy – Rajesh Rao

 

The Lower Amabalipura lake is seeing Painted Storks for the first time since it was restored in 2010. from just 4 to 5 visiting 2 weeks back, their numbers have grown steadily, and 3rd June we recorded the highest count of 54 in the flock. Enjoy the video here on Youtube.
Video courtesy – Rajesh Rao

Upcoming Events

Tree Plantation @ Kasavanahalli Lake
By MAPSAS & SayTrees

Venue: Kasavanahalli Lake entrance at Haralur school
Date: June 5th
Time: 9:00 am

Please bring your own water, wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Contact:  Sumant 8867391150, Kapil 9886993070.

Carnatic concert
By Ranjini Fine Arts

Date: 14th- 15th June
Venue: Sobha Lakeview Club
For details: Check http://www.ranjanifinearts.org/

Program:
Date: 14th June 2014, 5pm
Violin: Vidushi Kalavathi Avadhoot

Date: 15th June 2014, 10am
Lec dem by R K Padmanabha, Topic: “Parent – Child relationship through classical music”

Date: 15th June 2014, 5pm
Hindustani Vocal: Vidushi Smita Bellur & group.

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BELLANDUR BUZZ… JUNE 5TH 2014
Issue #11

 

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Shilpi Sahu is a techie, running enthusiast, SWM advocate and an amateur artist, all rolled into one.

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