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Nw: Water Sources Department plans to perform a wall around Porur Lake

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Residents of Kundrathur and I had about garbage being dumped in Porurur lake

Rubbish and plastic waste dumped at Porur lake. File | Photo Credit: B. Shyam Chander

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Residents of Kundrathur and Iyyapanthangal had about garbage being dumped in Pororur lake

A proposal to perform a boundary wall around the Porur Lake is asking forward to funds. The Water Sources Department (WRD) has chalked out the project to present protection to the waterbody from garbage dumping and encroachments.

Earlier, residents of Kundrathur and Iyyapanthangal had about garbage being dumped within the lake. WRD officials said the boundary wall could well possibly be built for a size of 6-7 km corresponding to the one built alongside Cooum river, with gaps to enable inflow of floodwater into the lake. About 100 encroachments have been diagnosed around the lake, and the blueprint in which to resettle and rehabilitate them is below system. “We’re following up with local authorities in Kundrathur to arena up a medication facility and run sewage outfalls flowing into the lake in the course of the Thanthikal Channel,” an legitimate said.

Residents demanded that the encroachments within the inlet channels be removed earlier than the northeast monsoon.

G. Beem Rao, frail Maduravoyal MLA and president of the Porur Lake Security Committee, recalled his quiz at the Dispute Meeting to construct the lake as an eco-tourism station with boating. The generated income can be historical to take the lake and preserve it air pollution free.

Moreover, dedicated personnel desires to be deployed to video display the lake and its channels. Native income authorities also can merely unruffled expend responsibility for fresh encroachments, and saplings of native tree species desires to be planted to augment the bund, Mr. Beem Rao said.

The lake is an ingesting water source and also can merely play a pivotal role within the Metrowater’s courageous project on the indirect declare of reclaimed water, he added.

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