As many as 25 firms have submitted their bids for 10 packages for the ambitious phase-III of the Krishna drinking water supply project costing Rs 1,670 crore, which aims to supply 90 million gallons per day (MGD) of water to Greater Hyderabad from early 2014.
The foundation stone for the project would be laid in the first week of November by chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Tenders have been invited by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supppy and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) from agencies for several components of the project.
After downloading the documents, the same will be evaluated by the tender committee constituted by HMWS&SB and will be processed by the committee.After that it will be referred to the financial committee.
The Water Board is already drawing 180 MGD of water from Phase-I and Phase-II from Akkampally balancing reservoir of Krishna river.
As against the demand of 440 to 450 MGD, the HMWS&SB could manage to supply about 340 MGD to the Greater Hyderabad.
Keeping in view depleting water levels in the Osmansagar, Himayatsagar, Singur and Manjeera reservoirs, the state government has decided to take up the phase-III and gave administrative sanction for the project.