Jalapalli : The High Court, while hearing a case filed by Mudiraj Sangam, represented by its president Kalva Ganesh, in July, sought removal of illegal structures falling within the full tank level of the lake in Venkatapur village of Balapur mandal in Ranga Reddy district. Order is passed. . The court posted the matter on October 27, directing the authorities to file an action taken report within four weeks. With just three days left for the hearing of the matter, Jalpalli Municipal Corporation officials are considering seeking more time from the court as a number of houses have been flooded making it difficult to remove encroachments.
Although officials are saying that there are 350-400 houses in the FTL area, the ground reality is quite the opposite. If the authorities carry out the identification process in the lake impartially," said Talha Salha Kaseri. Spread over 78.231 acres and covering two municipalities, in several areas before taking a full circle of 3107.150 meters Spread, the lake shares the area on one side with Osman Municipality, under Jalpalli Municipality, and Venkatapur, on the other side under Badangpet Municipality.
However, the issue has been compounded by fresh rains in September and calmed down earlier this month, while officials were seen busy again in areas prone to flooding this season. Also, the irrigation and municipal officials were at loggerheads over the issue of identification of Lake FTL since the court passed the order. Despite the court's directions, so far no initiative has been taken on the ground regarding the identification of the FTL.