Hyderabad: The Tamidikunta, opposite Shilparamam in Madhapur, is one of the most prioritized 21 lakes inspected by the Lake Protection Committee of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority on Tuesday. It was observed that there are a few encroachments within FTL and buffer zone and the FTL pillars are in tact as erected by the Irrigation authorities.
According to an HMDA pressnote, the Survey work of Yellamma Cheruvu at Kukatpally was completed, but Full Tank Level (FTL) stones were not fixed on the ground. The encroachments within the surveyed area i.e. FTL are found.
At Amber Cheruvu at Pragathinagar under Balanagar mandal, it is found that the pillars fixed earlier were dismantled by anti-social elements and huge structures viz. apartments, individual houses have come up within the FTL area.
Expressing anguish over execution of the works at slow pace, the HMDA Commissioner, Mr Rajeshwar Tiwari, instructed the officers to attend to the works in Co-ordination with departments concerned i.e. GHMC, Irrigation, water works, Police on a war-footing. It was decided to complete the works of Pedda Cheruvu (Ramanthapur), Chanda Cheruvu (Jillelaguda, Thamidikunta Lake (Madhapur), Amber Cheruvu and Yellamma Cheruvu (Kukatpally) on top priority
Mr V. Sheshadri, Collector, R.R.district, Mr Sudarshan, Joint Collector, Mr Sunil Kumar Gupta, Member Environment, Mr B L N Reddy, Superintending Engineer (Lakes), Mr J. Krishna Rao, Executive Engineer, and senior officers from the GHMC, Irrigation, Police and HMWS & SB were present during the inspection. (NSS)