City lakes face extinction

Published: 08th October 2012 08:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2012 08:32 AM   |  A+A-

Osmansagar and Himayatsagar, the two major reservoirs which have been the main source of drinking water for various parts in Hyderabad for around 100 years, are now on the verge of extinction.

With numerous large scale unauthorised structures and layouts sprung around the lakes, blatantly violating the government order GO Ms 111 - for protecting reservoirs by restricting building and other development activity. 

In response to the instructions issued by the metropolitan commissioner to Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), a detailed survey was carried out and the report was submitted to the commissioner and the director (planning) on unauthorised constructions and illegal layouts in Shamshabad, Shankarpally, Ghatkesar and Medchal zones.

According to the report a large number of unauthorised constructions have come up in the Shamshabad zone mostly covered under the purview of GO Ms 111.


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