Two islands to add glory to Hussain Sagar

Two islands to add glory to Hussain Sagar
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The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is contemplating to develop two islands on Hussain Sagar Lake between Sanjeevaiah Park and Jalavihar. The islands will be built with dredged sediments of the lake, for which the HMDA had already deposited the sediments on one side of the lake.

HMDA is contemplating to develop two islands with dredged sediments of the Lake

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is contemplating to develop two islands on Hussain Sagar Lake between Sanjeevaiah Park and Jalavihar. The islands will be built with dredged sediments of the lake, for which the HMDA had already deposited the sediments on one side of the lake.

HMDA Commissioner T Chiranjeevulu said that these two islands will be of one acre each and will be developed approximately in five months. "Our idea is to use the small land pockets existing in the lake and pile them with sediments collected from the lake bed through dredging to develop islets and greenery on it. This will give people a different kind of experience all together", he said.

The Commissioner said that there will be no extra cost to construct the islands. He said the heaps of sediments with edges properly contoured will not take much cost or effort.

Explaining about the islands, he said the shifting of the mud collected from the bed of the lake is more tedious. "Another advantage is that since the sediment from the lake are used and no external material is brought into the lake to create these two islands", he added.

Chiranjeevulu said the Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the main attractions of the 400 plus year old Hyderabad city. He said no other city can boast of a lake in the middle of the city like Hyderabad.

He also said it is a huge challenge to maintain the Hussain Sagar Lake which has been spread over 5.7 square kilometres in the heart of the city. “We are trying our best to keep the lake clean, but, still some effluents are being sent into the lake particularly during the night time by some industries”, he added.

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