In response to the progress in beautification and development work, Musi River Front Development Corporation Limited (MRDCL) is now setting up 10 floating waste barriers (FTBs) in the river to extract and clear waste.
Plans to Beautify Musi River
The plan is to provide an FTB all along from Bapughat to Nagole and outside at each bridge. Plans are underway for setting up one such barrier for 2 km to 3 km so that the waste flow can be limited and can be cleared up immediately.
The MRDCL is in charge of the project through private agencies. The department will collect the garbage from FTBs and clear the waste to move it on a regular basis to dump yards. The project cost is estimated at approximately Rs 5.20 crore and will last for three years. The agency will be appointed to operate and maintain the FTBs.
Listed Areas for FTBs
- Bapu Ghat
- Muslimjung bridge
- Pratap Singaram
These locations have been identified preliminarily based on the water flow and the high probability of stopping the trash flow. The topography, especially the canal width and the waste from adjacent nalas, had also been taken into consideration before the selection of locations.
The tenders have already been received and the work will begin in a couple of days. MRDCL has worked extensively over recent months to develop walking and cycle paths at multiple locations along the banks of the river.
Various researches from Nagole to Kothapet, Uppal Bhagath, Chaderghat to Puranapul and close to Muslim Jung Bridge have been carried out during beautification and development. MRDCL appears to work to construct waste treatment plants to avoid the flow of polluted and untreated water into the Musi River, as per longer-term plans. The FTBs are set to facilitate clean water flow and waste efficiently every day.
By: Shailaja K