Over the past months of heavy rainfall breaking all records our city Bengaluru has regained the title of ‘City of Lakes’. From Murugeshpallya to Hebbal and from Jayanagar to Brookefield there are ‘Lakes’ everywhere. Thanks to the infinite number of potholes(more than there are black holes in the universe) and water logging these water bodies are everywhere.
P. Reddy, a resident of 5th Block Kormangala is elated. He says now his kids don’t demand any weekend picnics and have in the lake just formed in their compound. Same is the case for the residents of 7th main, 3rd Cross at Sahakar Nagar. They have their own lake in the neighborhood.
East West North South- wherever you go you see lakes. Chinnaswamy stadium has its own, all govt buildings have their own, Schools and Colleges have their own lakes.
People are grateful to the civic bodies for giving them this monsoon gift. The Tourism minister is hopeful that this will boost up tourism not only from various states but also from other countries. He claims that number of tourist VISAs has increased all because of Bengaluru’s lakes.
Our sources have confirmed some other advantages of these natural water reservoirs. First and foremost is that now people don’t have to wait for the Garbage Van to come and pick the dirt, they just throw it outside their houses and it automatically moves along with the drain. Secondly, these water bodies have great hydroelectric potential. Our governments Scientists and Civil engineers are working on it.
and Finally, the water logging has reduced the pollution levels drastically. Because of heavy rainfall, majority of the vehicles parked outside got water inside their exhaust pipes, making them unusable for quite sometime. This has made people take either public vehicles or bicycles. Environmental Institutions are very happy with these steps and they wish for more rains.