Posted: Updated – 9:55 PM, Sat – Feb 19, 22
Hyderabad: Reiterating that the protection and conservation of water bodies was a top priority for the state government and that all necessary measures would be taken to that effect, Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, KT Rama Rao , told officials on Saturday to focus on rejuvenating water bodies in and around the city as well.
Speaking at a meeting to review development works within the boundaries of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), the minister told officials that steps should be taken not only to protect but also to revitalize water bodies in the Capital Region.
The minister, who also spoke with a few water conservation experts via video conference, discussed measures to be taken to protect water bodies within the boundaries of the HMDA.
“The Telangana government has given top priority to the protection and conservation of water bodies since the formation of the state. HMDA has been instrumental in carrying out beautification works around the water bodies,” he said.
The Minister, stating that along with HMDA, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is also developing infrastructure around water bodies, requested the two civic bodies to work together to come up with an action plan for better protection and a better maintenance of water bodies in the future. .
Highlighting the development and conservation programs that have already been undertaken in major water bodies like Gandipet, Rao also asked officials to focus on accelerating the beautification works of Lake Gandipet, which would be an experiment. great for the people of Hyderabad.
Officials have also been tasked with initiating land protection measures under HMDA following an increase in land values.
Reinforcement of radial roads, Musi River rejuvenation works, construction of bridges over Musi River, plans for HMDA land pooling and construction of logistics parks were among other topics discussed at the meeting. review, which was attended by senior officials including Special Chief Secretary for Urban Development Arvind Kumar. .
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