Bengaluru’s iconic Lalbagh botanical gardens will soon sport a mini Niagara Falls. The new addition is due to be ready by January.
Bengaluru’s iconic Lalbagh botanical gardens will soon sport a mini Niagara Falls. The new addition is due to be ready by January. The news checks out according to a prominent news report.
The artificial waterfall will have water falling down from a height of 25 feet and a width of 120 feet. The state horticulture department is bankrolling the Rs 2.7-crore project which houses within the Lalbagh gardens.
Construction works are at a go for over a year making it a huge project. The public works department is executing all the necessary constructions.
As the location is near the Lalbagh Lake, water from the lake will be flow to create the cascading effect. Trial runs will see rehearsals within a fortnight, the report says.
“Apart from drawing visitors, the waterfall will also help get rid of microscopic algae which have rendered the lake water greenish and are a threat to aquatic life. Untreated sewage and sediments on the lake-bed are sources of nitrogen and phosphorus. These have contributed to exponential growth of algal cells. Excess algae in water prevents sunlight from entering its depths. Also, greenish water prevents birds from spotting and catching fish, because of which their numbers have come down in the lake’s vicinity,“ DN Ravi Shankar, member of advisory committee, Lalbagh told TOI.
The green project aims to improve the lake’s flora and fauna by minimising algae without using chemicals.According to reports, In May the construction for the mini Niagara Falls was going to commence
Water from the big lake will be pumped into the small lake using a 250 HP motor, thus recreating the Niagara.
By recreating a mini version of one of the world’s most famous waterfalls, the department of parks and gardens hope that the new addition to Lalbagh will attract not just tourists, but also people from the city.