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Hyderabad: Two gates of Himayat Sagar opened as water levels rise

Published: 31st Aug 2021 1:20 pm | Updated: 1st Sep 2021 12:03 am

Hyderabad: With the water levels rising in Himayat Sagar due to the recent rains, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) on Tuesday opened two out of the 17 gates of the reservoir.

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The gates were opened as the rains that have been lashing the city and its outskirts resulted in heavy inflows into the Himayat Sagar and by Tuesday, the inflow stood at 2,600 cusecs. The inflow of water from upstream is being released into the Musi. According to HMWS&SB records by 1 pm on Tuesday, the water level at the reservoir was recorded at 1,763.20 feet against the Full Tank Level (FTL) of 1,763.50 feet. The reservoir capacity is 2.97 TMC and the water level stood at 2.837 TMC.

The HMWS&SB along with the Revenue department, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the police have alerted the residents in the downstream areas such as Bandlaguda, Golconda, Rajendra Nagar, Kismatpur and Budvel. Special teams were also pressed into service by HMWS&SB to monitor the activity at low lying areas.

A red alert was issued by the authorities when the water level touched 1,762.75 feet and the gates were opened when the water level crossed to 1,763 feet.

Meanwhile, several people gathered at the Himayat Sagar to see the water gushing out from the outlets of the tank and connecting water channels. The water from the reservoir which flows through Rajendranagar merges with Musi River at Tipu Khan bridge near Langar Houz and then reaches Nagole via Kishanbagh, Chaderghat, Moosarambagh and Nagole before entering Nalgonda district.

Five gates of the reservoir were lifted on July 20 to drain the flood water into Musi to drain out excess water. They were gradually closed based on the inflow. At Osman Sagar, meanwhile, the water level was recorded at 1,788.20 feet against the FTL of 1,790 feet. The reservoir capacity is 3.90 TMC and on Tuesday the water level was 3.488 TMC, while the water body is receiving 2600 cusecs of inflow.

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