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Musi beautification in a phased manner

Musi beautification in a phased manner
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Municipal Administration authorities are gearing up to take up the Musi River beautification works in a phased manner with the help of different departments besides GHMC. MA & UD principal secretary Arvind Kumar instructed the officials to formulate an action plan for removal of encroachments from the river at the earliest. 

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration authorities are gearing up to take up the Musi River beautification works in a phased manner with the help of different departments besides GHMC. MA & UD principal secretary Arvind Kumar instructed the officials to formulate an action plan for removal of encroachments from the river at the earliest.

He proposed a meeting with the Chief Secretary in a couple of days where in the officials from GHMC, Police, Irrigation and collectors of Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medchal would come out with a plan of action. He interacted with the officials concerned in the fourth board meeting of the Musi Riverfront Development Corporation on Thursday. The meeting discussed drainage plan, removal of encroachment and other issues.

It was planned that the Musi River Front project be taken up in two phases. Under the 1st phase a stretch of 4 to 5 km would be developed along with beautification, landscapes in the river stretch from Puranapul to Chaderghat with the selected design and is targeted to be completed by the end of March 2019. The Hyderabad Water Board has been asked to take up the task of diversion of 42 Nalas through which sewerage enters River Musi. They have also been entrusted the job of setting up a comprehensive sewerage treatment plant.

Corporation chairman Prem Singh Rathore, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, HMDA Commissioner Chiranjeevulu, Water Board managing director M Dana Kishore and other officials attended the meeting. Under the 2nd phase, Musi corridor is proposed with East-West connectivity as skyway, river conservation and beautification from the outfall of Himayatsagar and Osmansagar on west to ORR at Gowrelli on east with a total length of 57.50 km, so that the Musi River within the city will have a lasting legacy, setting the path for a sustainable, inclusive future.

The development of the entire stretch would be completed within a project period of two and half years. The works on the Musi River Front project are set to gather pace with the government inviting agencies of national and international reputation experienced in urban landscaping and riverfront development to participate in the design competition.

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