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Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao

Shamirpet lake will be developed as tourist destination: CM

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed Tourism Department officials that the Shamirpet lake adjoining the Hyderabad – Karimnagar Rajiv Rahadari and its surrounding areas, should be developed as one of the best tourist spots in the State.

The Chief Minister said that efforts would be put in to fill the tank with full water on all the 365 days and as such arrangements are to be made in such a way that tourists will have full entertainment and pleasure when they visit the place.

The CM instructed that an action plan has to be drafted to make the Shamirpet lake and its surroundings as tourist attraction within a month.

The Chief Minister had a discussion with Managing Director, Tourism Development Corporation Manohar and CMO Special Secretary Bhoopal Reddy at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday on the subject of making Shamirpet lake area as a tourism center.

KCR said that as part of Kaleshwaram lift Irrigation project, Shamirpet lake will get water through Konda Pochamma reservoir. In view of the Shamirpet lake from one side, and the canals on the other side are filled with water continuously, the Tourism Department should convert this into an opportunity to make it an attractive one.

Since the Shamirpet lake is very close to Hyderabad, there will be heavy flow of tourists and hence good cottages for the stay of the tourists, play area, lake development and flowering tree all along the lake and canals are to be arranged. The main high way and the area around the tank bed should also be beautified, said CM. (INN)

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