Musi beautification process is about to take off. The government is gearing up to make it the most ambitious project in the Hyderabad metropolis. The plan is to cleanse the entire 53 kilometers stretch from Gandipet to Bacharam. Following the footsteps of the Sabarmati River in Gujarat, steps are being taken to make Musi a perpetual tributary of clean waters.
The project is likely to take two years. Buffer zones were identified and walkways were constructed at 4-5 places. With the recent allocation of Rs 200 crore by the State Government, MRDCL is in the process of preparing a DPR (Comprehensive Project Report) on the beautification of Musi.
Garbage, weeds and debris accumulated in the Musi River from the Outer Ring Road at Narsingi to Bacharam have been completely removed. At the same time the survey was conducted by drones. Boundaries were determined by marking the buffer zone up to 50 meters on either side of the river. The most crucial DPR design responsibilities will be handed over to private companies.
The process is expected to be completed by August-September, according to Musi Riverfront Development officials. What kind of development work needs to be done in this area? The estimate of how much it will cost will be calculated in the DPR. According to preliminary information, it has been decided to beautify Musi and construct an East-West Corridor (flyover bridge) along Musi at a cost of about Rs 8 to 10 crore. The plan is to pool on the necessary funds from public-private partnership (PPP).