Written by Divya Vishwanathan
| Saturday December 31, 2016, Hyderabad
Like Bengaluru, Hyderabad was known as a city of lakes from the days of the Nizams and the Qutb Shahis. But in the last few decades, Hyderabad's lakes have been encroached by big builders, who have destroyed the impressive man-made water storage system that helped keep drought and flood at bay. And now, the government's beautification of the lakes would mean building parks on it.