Bengaluru, the India’s technology capital of India will turn to a concrete jungle by 2020 with only 5 per cent of the city likely to be free of concrete and construction. This will have a major impact on groundwater, tree cover and even the famous weather.
The city depends on the groundwater resources to the extent of 45 per cent and only about 55 per cent comes from the Cauvery. With literally no recharging, the groundwater table went depleting, water is found only at 1400-1500 feet.
The rapid construction of flyovers, road-widening and the megaprojects like the never-ending Metro cost many trees to cut, once a garden city now has one tree per 7 people.
Bengaluru already saw record high temperature this summer.