Kaikondrahalli Lake is in the news in our neighbourhood. Some of our active residents are working with BBMP Lake Project which is rejuvenating the lake. Dredging work is almost done and bunds on the side are getting constructed.
Meanwhile, a young Springfields apartment resident, Rajul Ramchandani, a student of Delhi Public School, has made a short video. He has submitted the video to India Water Portal’s Lost Lakes of Bangalore. The Lost Lakes of Bangalore is a project to document Bengaluru’s many tanks and lakes which have vanished with urbanization and growth.
See the video here:
The parallel activity that is going on is planning for the greenery. Work is going on making the lake bund, albeit slowly. That has delayed the tree planting; the Bellandur ward level residents association federation, Forward150 has already procured 600 trees, mostly Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) and kumulu or Krishnavrintaka (Gmelina arborea). There have been suggestions to plant fruit trees too, that can bring animals and birds too.
The plan for the Kaikondanahalli Tank include park area to be planted with indigenous and bird attracting trees and bushes, sloping sandbars towards the foreshore, a 3m wide jogging track with trees and bushes at its edges.
Thanks for the update. Have been observing some activity in the lake with earth mover vehicles and guessed that it might be the Lake Development Authority doing it.
Occasionally we also see (some times huge) fires in the bushes in the lake area (rear side when viewing from Sarjapur Road side). It does appear to be in the lake bed but might also be in a private land adjoining the lake. Any idea what these fires are meant for?