HYDERABAD: IN light of silt, trash like clothes, plastic material and weeds getting piled up in the Hussainsagar, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) introduced two Pontoon-mounted excavators made with marine grade steel for removal of the waste material from the lake.
HMDA Metropolitan Commissioner, T Chiranjeevulu launched the two excavators at Necklace Rao on Thursday, He said that Hussainsagar once a drinking water source, turned polluted with the flow sewage into the lakes.
The HMDA is taking steps to restore the lake by taking up various measures to make the lake pollution free. The hired pontoons will move in shallow water using excavator arm to remove silt, trash, and plastic material etc and weeds excavator bucket for eight hours per day on everage operations for all seven days a week. One trash collector and amphibian excavator were functioning previously to remove waste from the lake and now became defunct.