Hyderabad’s Nehru Zoo Park ready to brave heavy inflows

A weir on Singoji lake has been constructed apart from a water channel at the entrance of tiger safari

By Author  |  Published: 14th Jun 2018  12:01 am
Nehru Zoo Park
The weir constructed on Singoji lake and a water channel at the entrance of the tiger safari at Nehru Zoological Park

Hyderabad: To prevent recurrence of last year situation when Nehru Zoologial Park received heavy inflows of water from adjoining Mir Alam Tank, the zoo authorities have constructed a weir on Singoji lake apart from a water channel at the entrance of tiger safari.

As a precautionary measure, all other obstructions such as stones, rocks, tree debris and sand has also been cleared, the zoo said in a press release.

Last monsoon during rains, the zoo was flooded with heavy inflows from Mir-Alam tank after the tank got filled and the excess water flowed in from safari side and entered into the Singoji pond and others. Water was also seeping through Mir-Alam tank arch bund into the zoo animal enclosures, the zoo said.

On Wednesday, a joint field inspection was been conducted by the officials of the zoo and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

During the inspection, the water level around the lake and inlets were inspected and water was found to be stagnating from lion safari to elephant moat area following which it was decided to clear the debris and other obstructions to facilitate the speedy flow of water.