BENGALURU: The growing temperature has taken its toll on Madiwala lake, one of the oldest and largest water bodies in the town. With the water level in the lake receding this summer, officers have now stopped boating centers until the metropolis begins getting continuous rainfall.

The decision to halt boating turned into taken after employees at the premises observed that pedal boats had been getting broken because of decreased water ranges. The lake currently has 12 boats, six of them being two-seaters, while the rest are 4-seater boats. Four of the boats have got damaged.

“The water stage had long passed down by 3 ft. The base of the boats turned into hitting the ground, and they had been getting chipped. Each boat prices up to Rs 80,000, and we can’t afford to get them spoilt,” said Harshavardhan, Range Forest Officer (RFO), Bengaluru Urban Division.

Signboards have now been placed up out of doors the lake premises about the transient closure of sailing. The flow has, but, left many local site visitors and travelers disenchanted.“I am a resident of BTM Layout, and I used to move boating with my pals regularly. The lake is large, and we should see a spread of birds. But now, we must wait,” said Naveen S.

Another traveler, Swetha Tripathi, said, “My circle of relatives and I had come to Bengaluru from Mysuru as youngsters now have summertime holidays. We were amazed to see that they’ve stopped boating centers. We had been allowed to spend some leisure time close to the lake, which has nearly dried up.”

Officials also are complaining approximately about the loss of sales. “A boat journey for 30 minutes become priced at Rs 50. Many travelers come right here in the course of the summer season vacation. However, we can begin boating while the water degree increases,” said a forest authentic.