In order to find a solution for the grievously overflowing of Appa Cheruvu Lake at Gagan Pahad area under Rajendranagar, the authorities of Irrigation, Department and National Highway Authority of India (NHIA) has come up with a plan to build another underground culvert passing through the under construction bridge at Gagan Pahad besides elevating the power cables passing over the bridge to atleast 100 feet height.
A team of officials from Revenue, Irrigation and NHAI has recently inspected the area to find a better way out of the lake overflowing issue. It was later decided to lay an interconnecting culvert under the bridge to allow the floodwater to pass through the lane instead of flooding the surface only to cause disturbance to vehicular movement over the busy National Highway-44 dubbed as Bangalore High.
“Revenue officials led by RDO Rajendranagar Chandrakala and authorities of National Highway Authority of India (NHIA), Irrigation and Electricity Department has inspected the area two days ago and discussed the issue of overflowing lake at length besides mooted an idea to lay a box line under the bridge to allow the flood water of Appa cheruvu pass easily to Pedda Cheruvu at Premavathipet before reaching into Musi River,” informed K.Chandrashekhar Mandal revenue Officer Rajendranagar.
When contacted, the Assistant Executive Engineer GHMC Irrigation Wing Vishvam explained that, “We placed requirement of a culvert of ten meter width and two meter depth before the Roads and Building (R&B) Department to allow the overflowing water of Appa Cheruvu pass on freely through underpass to Pedda Cheruvu on the other end. There are two storm water drains of less intensity already existing on the road built by the Roads and Building Department. We just want to make an augmentation of size to allow an excess amount of water to pass easily through the culvert.”