Musi facelift plan

The detailed project report for Musi riverfront development project is being prepared. The project will be taken up in three phases at an estimate cost of Rs.1,500 crore.

A total of Rs.500 crore has been allocated for Musi riverfront development in the 2016-17 budget. Setting up storm water drains, sluice-gate at nala outlets, developing green spaces near Musi are a few of proposals in the DPR.

The Musi flowing near Chaderghat falls under the phase-one of the project.

The river from Osmansagar to Golnaka, covering a length of 33 km, falls under the first phase.

As of now, Musi lies in a pitiable condition, causing eyesore for citizens. One of the gates was also blocked earlier due to dumping of garbage. Another major issue with the Musi is discharge of sewage water into the water body.

On the other side of the city, commuters at Nagole Metro station also complained about the rancid smell arising from the Musi located near the station.

To put an end to the ongoing issue of foul smell, Musi Riverfront Development Corporation has proposed to set up sewage treatment plants.

STPs at three locations — 70 MLD (million litres per day) at Attapur, 30 MLD at Hydershahkote behind Golconda fort and 6 MLD at Miralam — will be set up.

Wherever there are open spaces near Musi, the civic body has proposed to set up parking facilities. The construction of 72 check dams is also a part of the project.

MRDC has been exclusively constituted in June for Musi development. The civic body aims to conserve Musi by creating green spaces along the riverfront.

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