In an effort to protect lakes from encroachment, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority's (HMDA) Lake Protection Committee has decided to demarcate the Full Tank Levels of the 169 lakes in GHMC limits and 501 lakes in HMDA.

The demarcation would be taken up along with survey numbers for taking necessary action in removing encroachments. Besides, the committee also decided to develop and update the memoirs of the lakes while preparation of the lake maps with latitude and longitude of the FTL boundaries in a bid to incorporate in the revenue records.

The decision to this effect was taken during the 3 {+r} {+d} meeting of the Lake Committee held on Saturday at HMDA office, Tarnaka. HMDA Metropolitan Commissioner Rajeeshwar Tiwari, GHMC Commissioner Sameer Sharma and others participated in the meeting.

GHMC has agreed to take up the demarcation of FTL of 169 lakes through the SE and the GHMC Commissioner Sameer Sharma informed that demarcation of nalas woud also be taken up simultaneously, said a press release.