It is also one of the favourite haunts of birders.“We couldn’t inaugurate the facility on Thursday due to Elumalai’s death.
BENGALURU: Yediyur Lake will soon get a boating facility; a 30-minute ride will cost Rs 50, BBMP officials said on Thursday.But the programme to launch the facility had to be put off because of Sagayapuram corporator V Elumalai’s death earlier in the day.The Palike said only pedal boats will operate in the lake near Basavanagudi, south Bengaluru.
“Motorboats could cause diesel leakage, harming aquatic life,” said B Prabhakar, chief engineer (Benglauru south).One of the city’s oldest, Yediyur Lake was taken up for restoration work in 2017 with BBMP spending Rs 1.2 crore from its ward funds.
It is one the city’s best lakes and well-developed by our team,” said mayor Gangambhike Mallikarjun.
Spread over 11.5 acres, the waterbody is home to over 141 varieties of birds from 59 countries.
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