Bangalore Real Estate

The Breathtaking Jakkur Lake

Bangalore was once called the city of a thousand lakes, but over time, it has lost most of these water bodies to urbanization, sewage dumping and encroachment. In 1960, there were approximately 282 lakes while today, barely 34 remain in their full glory. Besides the Cauvery river, the only water resources that Bangalore can fall back on for fresh water are its lakes and ever sought-after groundwater. These lakes, wells and other water bodies are disappearing fast as most of them are dumped with sewage and garbage. To worsen the situation, groundwater is depleting too.

Jakkur Lake

Image Courtesy: Royalty free Google images.

Situated in the north-eastern part of the city, the Jakkur Lake is one of the largest and cleanest water bodies in Bangalore. It is the main lake in the chain of lakes comprising of the Yelahanka Lake upstream and the Rachenahalli Lake downstream. The 140-acre large lake has recently been rejuvenated by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). Besides being a freshwater lake that provides water to the city, it is particularly important because it is a potential model for the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM). A sewage treatment plant (STP) with a capacity to treat 10 million litres a day was set up north of the lake by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). This treatment plant receives wastewater from about 12,500 households from areas around Jakkur such as Yelahanka and Chokkanahalli. The plant is currently able to let out 8 million litres of treated water into the man-made wetland that further purifies the water naturally before letting it enter the lake. This means that the lake is fed with 8 million litres of treated water every day, which in turn recharges the ground, increases the water table and fills up the bore-wells and the beautiful old open wells. These are the heritage structures that adorn this area and are highly in need of preservation. The constant water inflow has made the lake a hotspot for biodiversity of all sorts. It also ensures that the lake is always full, thus providing potable water to the communities who use the wells around the area. This makes the system around this lake truly unique.

Jakkur Lake - Biodiversity - Pelican

Image Courtesy: Royalty free Google images.

After a careful understanding, we at Citrus Ventures, have come up with a residential development – Citrus Ventures – Aries Lakeview in this promising area. These luxury homes, nestled away from the city hubbub, offers a calm and peaceful environment close to nature.


8 Reasons to Invest In Motown

1.The Highway

Motown is located right on the national highway and proposed CBIC(Chennai Bangalore Industrial Corridor), a six lane highway.

2. Rapid Growth

The fastest growing place in Bangalore suburbs, specifically Narasapura Industrial Area and Vemgal Industrial area.

3. Auto Hot-spot

It is the largest Automobile Hub in Karnataka.

4. Narasapura Industrial Area 

Motown neighbourhood has seen big- ticket investments at the Narasapura Industrial Area by companies like Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation , Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India , Swedish truck maker Scania and Mahindra Aerospace. More than 22 companies have already acquired land in Narasapura and the area will see more companies investing here.

5 . Vemgal Industrial Area

UK-based Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals Ltd has made their entry to Vemgal Industrial Area to set up a Greenfield manufacturing unit. Mitsubishi Elevators, TATA Power SED and Shivam Autotech are other investments in the area.

6. Bengaluru- Chennai

Proposed High- speed rail link to connect B’luru- Chennai in just 72 minutes.

7. Employment generation

To employ over 30,000 people with 7,000 currently employed.

8. Realty Market

The Narasapura Industrial Area is also driving the realty market on this stretch between Hoskote and Narsapura. While at present most of those working in the industrial area reside between Hoskote and Kolar , the recent spurt in residential layouts and apartments along the route is also finding takers. Industry sources said that Hoskote- Kolar is one of the hot hubs of property deals with a long term returns and is proposed to develop into a satellite town.


Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑