Musi revival: Citizens can breathe easy along river | | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: Musi at LB Nagar, which used to be one of the dirtiest places in the city and avoided by people due to poor sanitation, has now turned into a lung space with a walking and cycling track and greenery. Musi is finally getting a facelift after decades as till date most projects merely remained on paper.
People who avoided passing through vicinity of the water channel running through LB zone had breakfast on the banks of Musi along with Musi Riverfront Development Corporation Ltd (MRDCL) chairman D Sudheer Reddy post rejuvenation. Residents of eleven localities had breakfast at the water channel.
As on date, 9.5 km of the walking and cycling tracks have been built, while 3.5 km of walking track is built on the Kothapet-Nagole stretch the place where people had breakfast. For construction of the 3.5 km walkway, Rs 6 crore has been spent. In all, 10 floating trash barriers (FTBs) would alo be put in place at multiple locations including Bapu Ghat, Nagole, Nayapul and Chaderghat, on the Musi.
According to authorities, boating would also commence in Musi soon and warned people against dumping debris in the water body.
“As per the vision of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao by 2022-23, we will try to introduce boating in Musi. The works are being executed on a war-footing basis,” the LB Nagar MLA said, who completed one year as chairman of the Musi croporation recently.
“If citizens see people dumping debris or garbage in the Musi, they could click picture where the vehicle number is visible and report it to MRDCL,” he added.
M Anil, who also had breakfast, said he used to avoid the stretch due to the rancid smell. “Several commuters, including me, used to avoid the roads in vicinity of Musi due to rancid smell and poor sanitation standards, rejuvenation pending for decades came as a surprise,” he said.
According to officials, detailed project report (DRP) would be finalised by August–September. As per the DPR, a 120 feet road would be laid on either sides of Musi.
The road would connect Gandipet and Nagole (eastern part of the city) with connectivity to existing bridges/flyovers in order to ease traffic. Before the DPR was prepared, a drone survey of Musi, the 53-km stretch from Bapu Ghat to Bacharam (Hayatnagar mandal), was done.

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