The state government’s plan to revoke GO 111 may lead to severe climate change in Hyderabad says experts. Environmentalists warned that the city’s weather will turn extremely hot from the current mild weather.
Sagar Dhara, an advisor to the United Nations environment program (UNEP) and a member of the Supreme Court for the environment expressed his concerns over the Telangana government’s decision to revoke GO 111.
“If GO 111 is revoked, the city will perpetually face the flooding situation and the water which accumulates in the Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar will flood the low-lying areas of the city. The city will witness deluge-like conditions every year. The softening of soil may further lead to landslides which may cause havoc in many parts of the city,” Dhara said.
The chief scientist of NGRI Dr. B Ramalingeshwara Rao along with Dr. Baburao and Sagar Dhara stated in their report that GO 111 is not only safeguarding the city’s water reservoirs but is playing a crucial role in keeping the city soil crust strong and stable. If GO 111 is annulled the climate of the city will turn extremely hot due to the open areas around the city turning into the concrete jungle”,