Hyderabad: From building walking tracks to amphitheatres, a total of 50 water bodies in Hyderabad city will be developed with many facilities by the municipal administration and urban development (MAUD) department.
On Tuesday, MAUD minister K.T. Rama Rao launched the ‘Lakes Development Programme’ with the aim to rejuvenate and develop the city’s water bodies.
The minister handed over MoU certificates to real estate development companies that have adopted lakes and called for world-class development standards.
Lakes Development Programme
The Lakes Development Programme includes the construction of walking tracks, landscaping, open gyms, benches, toilets, lights for evening walks, play areas for children, gazebos, amphitheatres, and other facilities around 50 lakes.
Of the 50 lakes, 25 are located in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, and the remaining 25 are within Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) limits.
Speaking on the occasion, KTR said the Durgam Cheruvu has turned into a huge tourist attraction after the lake was developed and more such lakes would be developed in the future.
“The idea of developing the lakes was conceived to create spaces for senior citizens to take walks and for families to spend time in leisure,” said the minister.
Rapid Development in Hyderabad
Highlighting Hyderabad’s rapid growth in IT and life sciences, KTR said, “Hyderabadis own up, drawing pride from development on all fronts. We have just begun our journey, and there are many more to go.”
Giving a sneak peek into the future of Hyderabad, the minister said, “Hyderabad will have at least 250 km of metro line in and around the city. All buses in Hyderabad will be electric. There is no other city in India with the future and potential that Hyderabad has.”
KTR added that plans are on to expand medical devices park, develop another world-class film city, an international-standard sports city, and an academic city.