Korean’fantasy’ to get Koramangala drain


If all goes according to this program, storm water heaters which are filthy, filled with dirt and sewer, could function as one large hangout area for Bengalureans. While the proposition seems laborious and ambitious with various challenges, the state government has begun talking to urban planners and architects across the chance of turning the Koramangala valley to a clean and green waterway, surrounded by centers for non-motorised transportation.

The believing from the government would be to modify the outlook of this 20-kilometers drain which moves via KR Market, Shantinagara, Hosur Road, Koramangala and culminates at Bellandur. Presently, the rajakaluve sports a picture of fail with sewer, wastewater, construction debris along with other waste producing their way to the drain for many decades. In certain areas, the drain can be encroached. The town has four big rajakaluves, such as Vrishabhavathi valley.

Resources stated Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa himself chaired the meeting which discussed the proposal in detail. He seemingly directed officials to concentrate on a single drain and make sure its achievement execution. On his leadership, Chief Secretary T.M Vijay Bhaskar too ran a meeting with various branches, such as Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB).


Urban planners and planners have promised that the Chief Minister solutions like the ones undertaken in South Korea’s Seoul with components like open space, walking and bicycling paths and seats facility, besides including a great deal of greenery around the drain. Similar effort was made in New Delhi many years back but the job failed to take off.

Urban planner RK Misra stated the job is ambitious but definitely doable. “Exactly what the BBMP was performing for many decades is cleaning the drains in a year or two twice.

This won’t address the core issue unless we suggest solutions which are long-term. City has delivered prototype jobs like tenderSURE streets and Church Street,” he explained, including the proposal remains at a nascent stage.



The Koramangala Sea, officials said, was chosen as the BWSSB is near finishing the 150-MLD sewage treatment plant in Bellandur lake. “We’re also placing a new pipeline underneath the valley for carrying just the sewer except on a 1-km stretch nearby National Games Village that is scheduled to finish by March next year,” he explained.

Urban planners think it is a golden chance to reimage the drains because the 20-kilometers rajakaluve will be wholly free of sewage at the next year. “The drain has a diameter of anywhere between 9 and 22 metres. The stretch between Shantinagara and Ejipura includes plenty of open space round the drain that provides an chance to add many components. We’ll also produce walking and bicycling center across the drain, wherever possible,” Misra said.



The Korean connection

The Korean link

Cheonggyecheon river, in downtown Seoul, had changed into an open sewer from the 1940s. The’drain’ was subsequently concretised along with an elevated expressway was constructed it over, further undermining the quality of the river — and lifestyle — under. The then mayor tore down the freeway in 2003, along with also the river channel was rejuvenated. Twenty-nine weeks — and $360 million — after, the Cheonggyecheon has changed to a playground and lively public area.


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