There was a time, not long ago, when the lake was filled with debris and algal growth. All sides of the lake had garbage dumps, and mosquitoes swarmed all over. No wanted to be near Malkam Cheruvu. Today, in its rejuvenated glory, it has become a favorite spot to hang out for neighboring families.
The lake which is along the Gachibowli stretch of road is bustling with activity, and it is hard to miss its new-found beauty. The evenings are busy on the lakeside, with the space filled with ice cream bandis, chat bandis, and snack trucks.
The civic authorities have integrated children’s play areas, walking and cycling tracks, a bird island, play lawns, a jetty area, an open gym, an amphitheater, view deck bridges, and a boulder park in the rock boulder conservation zone.
A rather attractive entrance, patches of greenery, and an artificial pond amidst the lake make it more attractive. The entire lake has been fenced, and trees have been planted to add to its scenic beauty. Water hyacinth has been done away with, and inlets and outlets have been improved apart from de-silting the bed.
Aparna Infra Housing partnered with civic authorities as a part of their corporate social responsibility, and the lake was thrown open to the public by MA & UD minister KT Rama Rao.