Mangaluru, May 31: MLA J R Lobo inspected the Gujjarakere lake developmental works at Jeppu here on Saturday May 30th and said that he has asked the officials to take appropriate measures to ensure that the drainage water do not leak into the pond.
MCC Assistant Executive Engineer Anil said, as all the manholes are filled, it is difficult to find out the point of leakage. In addition, the pumping machine of wet-well has been spoilt. After fixing the new machine, the garbage in the drainages will be removed. As the pipes of the drainages are old, they may break if more pressure is applied while pumping. Hence the work will be completed step by step, he said.
MLA JR Lobo addressing the media said, this lake is a part of Bolar Marigudi temple and immersion of deity during the temple fairs used to take place long ago. As the lake became dirty, it was stopped. In the current year, the lake will be cleaned and dedicated for the deity’s ritual, he said.
After the Gujjarakere lake is completely developed, there are plans to approach the Marigudi temple administration to take in-charge of the lake. He directed the contractors to immediately dispose-off the waste already extracted from the lake and also asked to use more drudging machines to clean the lake.
Corporator Rathikala, Mangalore City Corporation Engineering Commissioner Shivshanker, minor irrigation department assistant executive engineer Shanmugam, Junior engineer Sheshakrishna, MCC junior Engineer Ganapathy, Laxman Poojary, Gururaj and others were present.