Hyderabad: Principal Secretary to Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department Arvind Kumar on Monday carried out inspection of Musi River on the stretch between Puranapul to Imliban.
The Chief Justice of High Court & Executive Chairman, Telangana State Legal Services Authority has convened a meeting on March 16 to discuss on the issues of Lakes and Musi River protection and suggested for an action plan to prevent Pollution and Development.
The Chief Secretary, in the follow up meeting held on March 30, had instructed to prepare an Action Plan as per the discussions held on March 16 to improve the Musi River bed in the stretch between Puranapul to Imliban as an immediate measure.
During the inspection on Monday, the Principal Secretary observed that there are heaps of garbage, debris material dumped into the Musi River bed from the abutting roads. The sewerage system with I&D structures, Trunk Sewers, the exiting Rubber Dam, existing Landscapes &Walkways, etc., were inspected.
The Principal Secretary issued the necessary instructions to take up the garbage removal immediately and also streamline the water flow to utilize the Trunk Sewer and I&D structures to maximum designed capacity with effective maintenance.
It is also instructed to take up the cleaning of the river course, existing Walkways, Lighting, illumination to the Muslim Jung Pul. It was also instructed to clear the debris dumped near the Metro Station to make the River Course for free flow and to take up the work immediately.
The Principal Secretary also instructed the MD, MRDCL to get it examine unutilized Bridge by a Consultant to use it for Vegetable Vendors without disturbing the Traffic.
The MD, MRDCL was requested to commence the works immediately by coordinating with the Officials of GHMC, HMWS&SB and other Stake Holder Departments.
K. Ashok Reddy, MD, MRDCL, BLN Reddy, CE, MRDCL, Naganna- ACP Traffic Srinivas Reddy- Zonal Commissioner, Prasanna- CGM HMWS&SB and other officials from GHMC, TSPCB, Police Department, MRDCL, HMDA have attended the inspection along with the Principal Secretary. (INN)