One look at the Tolankere lake, and you would scoff at the idea of development. Being revamped at a cost of Rs 1 crore by the tourism department, the lake is nowhere close to what it was envisaged.
A garden at its entrance, reportedly all spruced up, is not being attended to. Not only is weed allowed to grow unchecked, but gamblers, cattle and other stray animals are also seen frequenting it.
C V Chandrashekar, chief operating officer, Nirmiti Kendra, admits that the garden is not being maintained properly.