Hyderabad: The activists of save our urban lakes warn to clean up Hussain Sagar lake and spark a tragedy that could be as catastrophic as the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984.
BV Subba Rao, founding member of SOUL and other political leaders explained that the government’s plan of cleaning the lake by dewatering and refilling it with rain water. Subba Rao said, “This could be as dangerous as the Bhopal Gas tragedy.
And unwanted gases lie on the lakes bed, which is suppresses due to water pressure. If the lake is dried out, than the gas may spread like wildfire and lead to loss of lives and property”.
“We have many ideas and mechanisms to clean the lake without taking the water out of it. The government should pay heed”, he said.
“We can’t survive without water bodies and it is high time that we ask the authorities to revive the 2002 Walta Law” she said.
Lubna also voiced her anger against the public who use lakes to dump garbage and sought a mechanism that penalises such offenders.