Ameenpur lake – India’s first Biodiversity Heritage – will be restored and beautified by setting up walking tracks, landscaping, open gyms, benches, washrooms, play areas for children, gazebos and amphitheatres under the supervision of the GHMC and HMDA.
Urbanrise inks MOU with Govt of Telangana to this effect and the association is in line with the recently announced program by the Government of Telangana that aims to rejuvenate and beautify 50 lakes in and around Hyderabad, thereby providing a clean and healthy environment for the community.
The rejuvenation work, taken as a part of the company’s CSR program will involve a multi-faceted approach where the real estate developer Urbanrise will set-up walking tracks, landscaping, lighting, open gyms, benches, toilets, play areas with dedicated equipment for children, thus enhancing the overall ecosystem. The entire activity will be undertaken under the supervision of the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) and HMDA (Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority).
Ameenpur Lake is India’s first water body to be recognized as a Biodiversity Heritage Site and the first biodiversity site to be approved in an urban area. In recent years, the lake has become one of the popular destinations for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts owing to its rich avian diversity, with over 170 species of birds recorded in the area.
Manoj Namburu – Chairman & Managing Directorof Urbanrise said, “Being an environmentally friendly and sustainability focused organization, we will put our best efforts to ensure that the Ameenpur Lake becomes a tourist attraction not only for the citizens living in the proximity of the lake and elsewhere but also becomes a home to more variety of migratory birds“.