Lalbagh is a 240 acres Botanical garden located in south Bengaluru. The Lalbagh lake (within the park) spreads over about 30 acres and is full of water for most of the year. The groundwater tables have been observed to be high in many parts of the park.
Location of Lalbagh
Puravankara group came forward to rejuvenate the well. Well digger Ramkrishna and his team started working on the well to rejuvenate it in the month of February 2022. Water and silt from the well was removed. Large stones were found at the bottom of the well. As these were very heavy they were left at the bottom of the well. Some stone pitching was required after removing unwanted pipes. After the well was cleaned one could observe water gushing into the well. Water was observed 10ft bgl
This well is 9ft in diameter and 32 ft in depth. The well recuperates in 6 hours when all the water in the well is used. This well has about 40000 L water at present and can hold upto 60000 L.
Here is a video of the water gushing into the well
A parapet wall of 3 ft has been constructed around the well. A pulley is also placed to draw water manually if required. Motor is also fixed to pump water which will be used in the garden. A grill is provided to cover the well to prevent leaves and other materials falling into the well.