The Hussainsagar that was buzzing for the past two weeks with Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations is now back to its regular functioning. However, while festivities at the iconic location are done for this year, the municipal bodies and other lake cleaning authorities have a task to clean the newly renovated project that cost Rs.20 crores.
Every year, the Hussainsagar Promenade suffers a lot of damage, especially during this festival, as heavy cranes and uncontrollable footfall damage the walkways and ramps leaving the authorities with an uphill task post celebrations. However, this year has seen the renovated location undergo relatively more minor damage.
The past years saw a lot of trash and idol residue that remained for a few days, but this year, everything was made spick and span in just a few hours. The cobblestones areas where heavy cranes moved over and saw a heavy footfall of visitors saw no damage and is perfectly alright. While the GHMC workers are busy cleaning up minimal residue, the HMDA employs unique floating trash collectors from the water.
However, the water cleaning will undoubtedly be a big task, but advanced equipment like floaters will ensure that residue and algae are removed to control the foul smell. In addition, all medicinal sprays certified to keep the water clean are sprayed, helpful for bioremediation. While Tank Bund stayed clear of the damages, The immersion of the Khairtabad Ganesh idol and other taller idols took place at the Necklace Road end of the lake. The movement of heavy machines and cranes have caused quite the damage and might see the road closed for few days