Both localities have at least six key water bodies, including Pallikaranai Periya Eri, Sunnambu Kolathur lake, Narayanapuram lake and the Pallikaranai marsh.
This revealed 160 acres of lake bed in Pallikaranai and 58 acres of lake bed in Kovilambakkam had been encroached upon.
The data showed that 25 grounds of Narayanapuram lake (Survey No.
Worse, Express found a business of selling housing plots on the lake bed thriving in both localities.
However, we had to buy soil worth almost `4 lakh to cover the lake bed before building the house.
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