Water Board to Cut 50 pc Supply to RGK Houses
By S Bachan Jeet Singh | Published: 12th January 2014 08:15 AM |
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is contemplating to drastically reduce 50 percent of drinking water supply to Rajiv Gruha Kalpa (RGK) housing colonies in Greater Hyderabad limits.
As many as 12 RGK housing colonies located in different parts of the Greater Hyderabad limits having over 26,100 flats owe a whopping Rs 12.55 crore to the water board over the last few years.
Nearly 1.50 lakh to 2 lakh kilo litres of water is supplied to these housing colonies.
Though the issue was brought to the notice of the authorities concerned to clear the pending dues but the response is not encouraging forcing the water baird to take drastic steps.
The RGK in Laxmiguda having 1,088 flats with 11,000 kilolitres consumption tops the defaulters’ lists with Rs 2.69 crore followed by Ahmedguda with Rs 2.41 crore having 4,512 flats with 25,110 Kl consumption. Another RGK in Laxmiguda with 544 flats owes Rs 1.41 crore and Chandanagar with 2,264 flats have to pay Rs 1.28 crore.
The RGK in Nizamapet with 3,296 flats have to pay Rs 51.59 lakh, Torrur (1,120 flats Rs 27.25 lakh), Almasguda (102 flats Rs 61.62 lakh), Kuntloor (800 flats Rs 76.28 lakh), Pocharam (450 flats Rs 72.28 lakh), Anojiguda (2,816 flats Rs 99.83 lakh), Ahmedguda (4,512 flats Rs 2.41 crore), Jagadharigutta (4,302 flats Rs 76.04 lakh), Surraram (4,302 flats Rs 9.31 lakh), Chandanagar (2,624 flats Rs 1.28 crore), Laxmiguda (1,088 flats, Rs 2.69 crore) and Laxmiguda (544 flats Rs 1.41 crore).
Water board officials told Express if the dues are not cleared by the departments concerned it would be difficult for the water board to sustain in the long run and this was informed to the departments through letters asking them to clear the dues at the earliest or else the board would be forced to take action.
They said that the water board is defaulting power bill to an extent of Rs 25 crore every month out of total Rs 55 crore to be paid.
The accumulated dues are around Rs 325 crore. A sum of Rs 190.50 crore is due from various state government departments to the water board.