Much-hyped Indra Park Ganesh immersion plan dropped

Hyderabad, July 02: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has pushed into cold storage the proposal to develop much-hyped Vinayak Sagar (Mini Tank Bund) at Indira Park for Ganesh immersion as the state govt has not shown its keenness on implementation of the project.

The proposal was proposed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao after the last year’s Vinayaka Chaviti festival. The project is aimed at providing alternative site for the customary immersion of Ganesh idols and protecting Hussain Sagar from being polluted further.

According to GHMC sources, a preliminary survey was conducted to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to construct the mini tank bund at Indira Park.

“A GHMC official on the condition of keeping his name anonymous said, “We have submitted a primary report to the State government. Since then, there has been no movement with regard to the execution of the project”.

In fact, the officials are refusing to divulge further details, apparently fearing action from the government.

Responding to queries, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Jitender said he had held an informal discussion with GHMC officials on the proposal, but the government had not sought any official report from the traffic police so far on the issue of regulation of the traffic.