"Authorities were permitting Paradise Food Court, a private company outlet next to IMAX complex, in the full tank level limit of lake" said SOUL official
Environmental groups on Sunday alleged that unauthorised construction works were being taken up around Hussainsagar lake by government departments, including the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and demanded them to be stopped immediately.
Speaking to presspersons here, Save Our Urban Lakes (SOUL) founder convenor, Jasveen Jairath charged the GHMC with constructing an auto garage at the Sanjivaiah Park end, besides dumping mud in the lake towards Minister Road side for construction of an ecological park.
In addition to this, authorities were permitting Paradise Food Court, a private company outlet next to IMAX complex, in the full tank level limit of lake, she said.
All these works were being taken up in violation of High Court orders that prohibit constructions and commercial activities in and around the lake, she alleged. P. Ramakrishna, co-convenor of SOUL, said though the GHMC authorities maintained that encroachments were cleared and land levelled, pillars were being laid for a garage.
Member of the Forum for Better Hyderabad, O.M. Debara alleged that the GHMC authorities failed to produce work orders or approval of the Lake Protection Committee for constructing the garage.