Mundla Katwa Cheruvu
Mundla Katwa Cheruvu. Mundla Katwa Cheruvu is located in Moosapet near Kukatpally. According to GHMC in 2013 the water spread area is 17 acres, Full...
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Mundla Katwa Cheruvu is located in Moosapet near Kukatpally. According to GHMC in 2013 the water spread area is 17 acres, Full Tank Limit is 562 metres with a perimeter of 1,603 metres and bund length is 405 metres. The lake is fed by rain water. Now the lake’s size has reduced due to encroachment.
The lake is 13 km away from Secunderabad Railway Station and 27 km away to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Prominent localities nearby are Housing Board Colony IV th phase, Hitec City Railway Station, and Ambedkar Nagar. Metro Rail works are in progress. The nearest MMTS railway stations are Hitec City and Borabanda.
According to locals the lake existed since the Nizam’s era. The entire area was a covered by thorny trees (Tumma Chetlu). In due course of time, the tank came be known as Mundla Katwa.
G Balaswamy from Save Our Urban Lakes says, “The lake is subject to rampant encroachments where buildings and apartments have been built by land sharks. The FTL, fencing and boundaries were broken and unauthorised roads were laid and nalas were buried. The entire lake and its surroundings have turned into a cesspool causing health hazards to the neighborhood.”
According to government land records of Balanagar mandal, the lake was originally spread over 22.21 guntas. Due to rampant encroachments, the lake has been reduced to 17 acres. “Cases filed in the court are still pending. The government should look into these activities and take necessary action to put an end to this menace,” Balaswamy added.
By Ch Saibaba