Hyderabad: Desperate attempts to save Hussainsagar

The HMDA is taking steps to restore the lake by taking up various measures to make the lake pollution free.

Published: 06th July 2018 05:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2018 05:43 AM   |  A+A-

The machines which are being used by HMDA to clean the Hussain Sagar, in Hyderabad on Thursday| S SENBAGAPANDIYAN

By Express News Service

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.


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