HMDA invites agencies to construct a bund and set up grill mesh around the lake at an estimated cost of Rs 18 crore Left to languish for decades and hit by administrative apathy that resulted in encroachers making the most of the opportunity, Osman Sagar popularly called Gandipet is on revival path with the State government earmarking a budget of Rs 100 crore. the government accorded administrative sanction of the amount, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is in the process of initiating a series of works aimed at protection and beautification of the water body which has been the lifeline for Hyderabad for decades. The HMDA has already invited agencies to take up the bund and grill mesh works covering 25 km of the 48-km periphery of Gandipet. first phase of 25-km periphery coverage is to commence from the section office of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) located in Gandipet village and stretched till Khanapur village. this particular stretch of the periphery was chosen to start the work as it happens to be the entrance for the lake and most frequented by people. As a popular picnic spot, this is more prone to unhygienic conditions with visitors dumping food and trash expenditure for the works are to be met directly through HMDA funds and in the initial phase, officials are also planning to set up walking track, cycling track, road formation, chain link mesh fencing, street lighting, shoreline strengthening and landscaping covering 25 kms along Osman Sagar perhiphery. For commercial viability, aspects of public private partnership or lease mode are under consideration.