India: Hussainsagar Lake Dredging Step Closer to Realization
Tendering process for the Hussainsagar dredging work has been completed and a concurrence from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is funding the Hussainsagar and Catchment Area Improvement Project, is awaited.
According to The Hindu, the dredging of the sediments looks at collecting a whopping 10 lakh cubic metre, i.e., around 12 lakh tonne, from close to the mouth of the four nalas that join the lake.
“The Kukatpally nala confluence work will be taken up later and since it is hazardous material, the dumping will be done under the PCB guidance,” the official said.
At least two dredgers are expected to work on the lake sediments and the dredged wet material will be initially dumped along the shoreline. The sediment will be allowed to dry at these temporary sites and then moved to Jawaharnagar.
Dredging Today Staff, May 15, 2012;