Makeover time for city lakes

Published: 12th October 2012 08:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2012 08:46 AM   |  A+A-

The HMDA metropolitan commissioner and chairman, lake protection committee, Neerabh Kumar Prasad on Thursday said, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is contemplating to provide an opportunity to the people for adoption and beautification of lakes.

At a meeting of the sixth LPC held at BPP office HMDA, he said that there were number of enquiries regarding adoption and beautification of lakes. It was agreed that requests can be considered duly preparing the guidelines for protection of lakes, taking maintenance of the inflow and outflow channels in to account.

He said, it is necessary to fix the FTL boundaries through GPS and total station survey and to superimpose the FTL locations on the revenue maps with survey numbers.

“Fixing of the FTL boundary and construction of the RCC pillars would be taken up simultaneously and it is also suggested that fencing should be made compulsory for protecting the lakes and access can be provided if there are shikam pattas,” he said.

He suggested sites should be identified for debris filling as most of the construction material is being dumped in some of the lakes. It was also proposed to identify abandoned quarry sites which may be used for this purpose.

GHMC commissioner, M T Krishna Babu suggested that it may be a good idea to establish a call centre to meet the demand supply requirement for debris disposal.

The meeting was attended by district collector, Rangareddy, Vani Prasad, member secretary, APPCB, M Ravi Chandra, chief engineer, environment expert of HMDA Vivek Deshmukh and others.


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