Musi River Development Project: The Telangana Home Minister Naini Narshimha Reddy inaugurated newly constructed Musi Riverfront Development Corporation office in Hyderabad. Home Minister Narshimha Reddy said that Chief Minister KCR has sanctioned Rs.1,000 crore for the cleaning and maintaining of the Musi River.
Musi River Development Project would be taken up in three phases and under the first phase, river reach from Osmansagar to Golnaka covering a length of 33km will be taken up.
Musi River Development Project Details
The Musi Riverfront development and river conservation are also proposed under the project. Under riverfront development, river cleaning, bank stabilisation, river walkway, Musi Nature Grove, bridges, rowing course and water pools are proposed.
Sewer Mains, Sluice gate at each Nala outlet, 30 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) at Hydershahkote, 6 MLD STP at Miralam and 70 MLD STP at Attapur have been proposed under river conservation, he added. Some 72 checkdams have been proposed, he said, adding that parking facilities were provided at 15 places under the project. Rs 500 crore was allocated for Musi riverfront development in this year’s budget. The government has also agreed to extend the government guarantee to an amount of Rs 1,500 crore for raising loans. Negotiations with the banks have been initiated and some banks have agreed in principle to extend credit, he added.
First phase of Musi Development Project
The first phase of the Musi Riverfront Development Project would commence by this year end, chairman of Musi Riverfront Development Corporation, Prem Singh Rathore said today.
A plan worth Rs 1,665 crore is being prepared for the riverfront development project on Musi river, which will be taken up in three phases. Musi is a tributary of Krishna river, which cuts across Hyderabad, has now become one of the most polluted rivers in the country.
“We are starting this project before this year end. There will be a time-frame and it will be completed (as per schedule),” Rathore said, without specifying a time limit of completion of the project.
“We have taken services of reputed firms and there is a plan to install 32 sewerage treatment plants along side Musi. Besides, 72 lift irrigation (check-dams) system has been proposed to ensure maintenance of water in Musi round the year,” Rathore told reporters here.
Musi Riverfront Development Corporation Chairman
The Telangana State Government Appointed Prem Singh Rathore as chairman for the development and rejuvenation of Musi river.