Master Plan to develop Kukkarahalli Lake using CSR funds: DC

Master Plan to develop Kukkarahalli Lake using CSR funds: DC

May 28, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru:  Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr. K.V. Rajendra has said: “It is intended to tap Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds of University of Mysore (UoM), to prepare a Master Plan for the development of the lake and another plan for management and improvement of Micro Plants.”

Dr. Rajendra visited Kukkarahalli Lake in the heart of the city yesterday morning and sought opinions from general public to take up development works at the water body.

The DC was of the opinion that “It is essential to develop Kukkarahalli Lake including the jogging track, besides disposing of waste and garbage. De-silting works will be taken up at those areas from where stinking smell is emanating, followed by cleaning of the lake and repair of boats.”

The DC also informed that, priority will be given for cleanliness and painting of railings on the either side of walking track. Likewise, all the measures will be taken in the interest of walkers and strollers.

Environmentalist U.N. Ravikumar said: “The lake is a mix of biodiversity with natural environs, calling for taking up development works without disturbing the environment and public.”

One among the public also opined that “the area of Kukkarahalli Lake is vast, turning into a best jogging spot for the people. But more reforms are needed in maintenance of the lake. The visitors should be allowed into the lake with entry fee from 9 am to 5 pm, without clashing with the timings of morning walkers or evening strollers at the lake.”

Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner G. Lakshmikantha Reddy, UoM Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.K. Lokanath and Registrar V.R. Shylaja were present during the inspection visit of the DC.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Master Plan to develop Kukkarahalli Lake using CSR funds: DC”

  1. Sanjay Kini says:

    Instead of charging tourists , why not add advertising boards in the entrance area on all three entrance and the parking area .Lake direction Signage’s at kalamandir junction , the campus road Hunsur road junction , the Crawford hall junction can also have advertisements. A large LED screen near the security room can explain about the flora and fauna about the lake and will definitely attract ads from hotel restaurants multiplex amusement parks etc to attract the tourists coming to the lake.Boating and Binoculars on hire for bird watching can be other sources of revenue.whatever the development let it be without disturbing the environment. Let their be hedge plants be grown on both sides of the entire 3.8km walking track and they be trimmed and shaped.please consult environmentalist which plants will be best for hedging.finally let the track be mud track because if it paved using paved bricks that will lead to back and knee pain for walkers and jogger’s and someone please take initiative to start the morning walkers club.Also the curving road near railway gate has speeding vehicles please add a speed breaker on bogadi road to slow down vehicles.Toilets needs maintenance and good drinking water facility needs to be provided.

  2. Questo says:

    Hey Kini
    You must be the recent interloper, a non-Mysorean who arrived to settle in Mysore.
    This Kukkarahalli development issue has been lingering on since 1950s, and sure comes up every year. Nothing is done. Grow iup a bit!


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