Godavari water to Hyderabad likely by 2013-end

MALLARAM (Medak dist): With Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) agreeing to release Rs 1,000 crore loan soon and the state government earmarking Rs 400 crore in 2012-13 b

Published: 30th March 2012 04:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

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Water pipelines being laid at Kukunoorpally in Medak dist, as part of the Godavari water scheme. | Express Photo

MALLARAM (Medak dist): With Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) agreeing to release Rs 1,000 crore loan soon and the state government earmarking Rs 400 crore in 2012-13 budget, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is confident of completing the Godavari Drinking Water Supply Scheme phase-I for drawing 172 MGD (10 tmc) of water to meet the drinking water requirements of people in Hyderabad, surrounding municipal areas and enroute villages by December 2013.

HMWS&SB director (Projects), M Satyanarayana and chief general manager (Projects) Rameshwar Rao took mediapersons to Mallaram in Medak district where construction of 775 MLD raw water treatment plant was underway.

The intermediate pumping stations are proposed at three locations -- Bommakal, Chegurti and Kondapaka with an average lift of 130 mts at each station.

The project works were taken up with funds from the state government and all agencies have commenced works in Dec 2008, the HMWS&SB officials said.

For the Rs 3,375-crore project, the government has already spent some amount and given a green signal to the Water Board to borrow a loan of Rs 1,000 crore from HUDCO, they said.

1,646 Acres Acquired: The land acquisition process was taken up with the respective district officers in Karimnagar, Medak and Rangareddy.

Total lands required for laying pipelines and for reservoir campus is about 1,846 acres. About 1,646 acres was acquired, so far.

Two ring mains at Hyderanagar Lingamapally and Alwal Sainikpuri will also be constrctucted for connecting the Godavari network with the distribution network of twin cities.

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