The entire 14 km of shoreline has been divided into sectors to enhance levels of cleaning while removal of floating material in the middle of the lake would be taken up with pedal and motor boats

To restore a highly polluted Hussainsagar to its pristine glory, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has decided to go in for a revamped system of cleaning the water body.

Speaking to the presspersons here on Thursday, HMDA Commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad said the elaborate revamped system had been broken down into five major components.

These were removal of floating material and shoreline cleaning, treatment of inflows, improvement in quality of lake water, protection of lakes and nalas in catchment areas and lastly, public awareness and stakeholder participation.

The entire 14 km of shoreline has been divided into sectors to enhance levels of cleaning while removal of floating material in the middle of the lake would be taken up with pedal and motor boats.

I&D structures

The work on Interception and Diversion (I&D) structures and STPs was on to treat inflows into the lake and to improve the quality of lake water, the dredging of sediments at the mouths of nalas would commence shortly, he said.

There were about 80 lakes in the catchment area of Hussainsagar and it was proposed to take up their protection by categorising and prioritising them. Restoration of some important nalas leading to the water body was initiated and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) was taking up protection works of some major nalas.

Public awareness

Mr.Prasad said efforts were being made on public awareness for restoration and protection of Hussainsagar and suggestions were invited on the mail-id ‘hsclean@hmda.gov.in’ and details were also made available on Facebook ‘www.facebook.com/

hussiansagarcleaning’.

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