Hyderabad: Osman Sagar almost full, 2 gates lifted to release water
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Hyderabad, July 22 -- The water board today opened two out of 15 gates of the Himayat Sagar due to excess rainfall. The historic drinking water reservoir has almost reached its full tank level of 1790 feet, with only about three to four feet left for the lake to get full.
A senior official from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), who did not want to be quoted, said that there won't be any trouble for any residents as only two gates have been lifted. Last year, officials had to lift gates of the Himayat Sagar lake as well during the October floods, which resulted in the Musi river flooding many low-lying areas at Chaderghat near Malakpet.
At one point of time, until some years ago, the Nizam-era Osman Sag...
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