Why can't Government stop lakebed constructions?Every week we hear about builders constructing apartments close to shrinking lakes or lake beds in various metro cities and its outskirts.
The authorities blatantly give permission turning a blind eye, builders construct large apartments or roads and the lakebed is lost forever. Worse is that during monsoon or heavy rains, these are the same areas that are flooded first. Huge resources are spent in rescue and drainage operations. Sadly lives are also lost.
It sounds like the authorities, not just ignoring 'prevention is better than cure', they go one step ahead, promote the trouble, sit back and let the people and environment suffer.
In Bangalore, there are many such examples. Are are similar examples in your cities?