TS Govt will spend Rs. 3,000 Cr for Musi beautification: KTR

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K. Tarakarama Rao has informed that the State Government would spend Rs. 3,000 Crore to restore the lost glory of Musi River.

Speaking to media persons after inspecting the Musi corridor on Monday, KTR said that the restoration of Musi River would add more beauty to the city of Hyderabad. He said efforts were on to get funds from NABARD and South Korea for the beautification project. He said that the project would be taken up in three phases. In the first phase, Osman Sagar to Bapu Ghat in Langar Houz stretch would be taken up.

KTR said a committee was constituted to study the feasibility of having East-West Corridor. He said that the committee would submit its report to the government within one month.

Earlier, he said inspected the Musi River at several places. He also reviewed the functioning of sewerage treatment plant at Attapur and also visited Rubber Dam near High Court. He said polluted water was entering the Musi River from 51 nalas and therefore, it has been decided to set up 10 more sewerage treatment plants to clean up the river. He said Musi River passes through a stretch of 32 KM in the city and it must be restored.

GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, GHMC Commissioner Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy and other senior officials were also present. (INN)