It maybe recalled that back in September too, a crocodile was spotted resting on the banks of the Musi river near Purana Pul.
The engineers, including M Gopal Naik from the Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University, met State Planning Board Vice-Chairman B Vinod Kumar in Hyderabad on Saturday.
The residents of neighbouring villages were forced to build a pul over Musi using rocks and mud to get to the other side of the road.
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan and Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin also presented flowers to the tamarind tree that still bears fruit.
Thirteen of the seventeen gates of the Himayatsagar reservoir were lifted in Hyderabad as the inflow kept increasing on Wednesday morning due to heavy rains.
Around 35 families from Kishanbagh area, whose houses are close to the river’s path, were shifted to nearby community halls with the help of local authorities.
The NGT also flagged the high cost of phytoremediation works proposed by the State government on the banks of Musi at Rs 528.30 crore, which amounts to Rs 45 lakh per MLD.
The Musi is also the main source of water for many reservoirs and lakes including Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar, which have almost dried up.
Presently, the MRDCL is developing vertical gardens at a 300 metre stretch on Nagole Bridge.
The MRDCL has also taken up the demarcation of river boundary and buffer zone of 50 m, in consultation with the Revenue and Irrigation Departments.
With this, it would give more guarantees to the Musi River Front Development Corporation, Kaleshwaram Corporation and others.
Four-lane road work on the banks of Musi begins; project to be completed in four-five years.
Musi River Front Development Corporation Limited (MRDCL) Chairman D Sudheer Reddy has said that steps have been initiated to rejuvenate the river.