Bellandur Lake (or Bellandur Kere) is a lake which lies to the southeast of the city of Bangalore, and is the largest lake in the city. It is a part of Bellandur drainage system that drains the southern and the southeastern parts of the city. The lake is a receptor from three chains of lakes upstream, and has a catchment area of about 148 square kilometres (37,000 acres). Water from this lake flows further east to the Varthur Lake, from where it flows down the plateau and eventually into the Pinakani river basin. It is currently highly polluted with sewage. the cost of maintain will come approx. to some 100 of crores the cost includes desilting, strengthening of bund and beautification.
Length- 3.6 KM
Breadth- 1.4 KM
Shore line- 2.7 KM
Water depth - 6 feet
There is a road through the shore of the lake which was earlier a bund between the lake and the field, which connects Bebllendur and Yemlur villages. I have been using this road to go to office for the past five years. Recently this road is tared and both the sides of the road has been fenced. This had increased the traffic But some portion of the road is still open and not fenced. Yesterday morning when I went to fooce on the way I could see that the police and the fire forece searching in the lake and there was a car white colour taken out of the lake. There were two boys who were fully drenched in mud. When I enquired they said that there is aperson missing. Today morning decan herald reported that the boy is still missing. While coming to office I saw that there is croud again in the same place where the boys hand is popped out of the mud.
Friends in a daze, police baffled Bangalore, Nov 17, DHNS
Both the police and fire personnel are baffled over the disappearance of Aditya, an young engineer, while travelling atop a car on Wednesday morning.
Five young men, all engineers, who were travelling on Yamlur tank bund lost control of their car and plunged into the lake. Four escaped unhurt while Aditya is still missing.
Aditya could not have fallen to the left of the road as there is a barricade and the only possibility is that he might have sunk in the slush in the tank.
At the Airport traffic police station, Vinod and Kishore were sitting dazed. Mohith joined them later and tried his best to unravel the story.
The police inspector took him to the car and asked him to show how exactly Aditya was travelling on top of the car. Meanwhile, a constable climbed the car and tried to position himself on the parked vehicle. Searching for words, Mohith could only mutter say: 'Sir, I can only say he was travelling seated on the top.”
The friends searched almost all the hospitals in the City on Wednesday, thinking that Aditya might have slipped and fallen on the road and someone might have taken him to hospital. But in vain. “Aditya is a very positive and hyperactive person. I am confident that even if he was stuck in the lake, he will wriggle out and meet us to tell the tale,” said Mohith.
Aditya’s parents were inconsolable. From early morning, they were glued to the earthmover which was digging out the weeds, in search of Aditya, who has gone missing.
Vishwanth, Aditya’s father told Deccan Herald: “Aditya is my eldest child and only son. My daughter is still young.”
After completing his PUC in KLE, Aditya went on to become an engineer. He has also appeared for the MBA entrance exam. The family is from Andhra Pradesh and came to the City long ago.
Till late in the evening, police were struggling to collect details of Sowmya and her whereabouts, since her statements are crucial for the case. Traffic cops were contemplating to file a missing complaint with the HAL police station.