Water Board Set to Regularise Illegal Water Connections
By Express News Service | Published: 05th December 2013 08:25 AM |
Illegal water connections within GHMC limits will be regularised and new connections will be sanctioned soon.
Besides, water supply to Alwal, Quthbullapur and Uppal circles will be augmented with financial assistance from the Central government. These decisions were taken at the board meeting of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) held under the chairmanship of chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday.
The board meeting also discussed various issues, projects and finances of the HMWS&SB. Projects being taken up by the board were also approved.
The chief minister suggested a combined meeting of the GHMC, HMWS&SB and other departments concerned to improve the financial position of the water board. The officials informed the chief minister that the water levels in reservoirs and supply position was now comfortable. Currently, 340 MGD of water is being supplied both within and outside the GHMC limits. The demand and pending requests outside the GHMC stood at 105.60 MGD.
Officials said that the Godavari Drinking Water Supply Project Phase-1 would be completed by March. The Krishna Drinking Water Scheme Phase-3 was likely to be completed by June.
Comprehensive water supply services improvements for Malkajgiri Municipality under Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project (APMDP) was approved with an estimated cost of `338.54 crore. The scheme envisages water supply to the whole Malkajgiri municipality (part of GHMC), having 39 municipal wards divided into seven zones.
After a tender committee clearance, the same was submitted to the World Bank by APMDP for its approval. It was under the process of clearance from the bank, officials informed the chief minister.
The government directed the water board to take up the head works component from the Sunkesula source of Nagarjunasagar to ensure stabilised supply from the source for all the three phases of Krishna drinking water supply project.
The proposals include pumping station, pumps and motors, electrical sub-stations and pumping mains up to WTPs at Kodandapur.
The government has decided to augment the drinking water supply for Alwal, Quthbullapur and Uppal municipal circles of the GHMC. For this, major infrastructure for the peripheral circles and the DPRs were prepared for all circles.