Water Board to Get its Act Together for Swachh Hyderabad from May 16

Published: 13th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2015 04:34 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In connection with Swachh Hyderabad-Swacch Telangana to be launched on May 16, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has prepared an action plan to address water and sewerage related issues.

With city being divided into 425 zones, HMWS&SB will nominate one officer who will report to the official committee at the unit level. All the functionaries connected with water supply and sewerage services would be made available to the unit team.

The main focus of the programme is to maintain cleanliness, hygiene, clean environment, safe drinking water, safe disposal of sewage and  safe disposal of waste etc.

HMWS&SB officials told Express that proposed activities that would be taken up during the campaign period include preventive action in respect of sewerage overflows like pull through cleaning, air tech cleaning, carting of silt etc; water leakage control works, Pollution rectification works, repairs to damaged manholes and replacement of manhole covers.

Repairs to the septic tanks wherever necessary, free tanker supplies to the un-served slum areas, educating people to conserve water and maintain hygiene in respect of water storage tanks, cleaning of water meter chambers and arresting leakages in the chambers.

Educating people to install meters, promotion of rain water harvesting structures, septic tank cleaning and disposal of septic tank wastage into trunk sewers and I&D structures, verification of water and sewerage status and rainwater harvesting structures arrangement.

For implementing the works, HMWS&SB has allocated Rs 20 lakh for each O&M division. General Managers have been empowered to sanction works not exceeding `20,000, whereas Chief GMs would be empowered to sanction works not exceeding `50,000. Director (Operations) can sanction works not exceeding `1 lakh subject to overall budget limits allocation to each division.

Water Board has decided to appoint senior supervisory officers of CGM rank. They include A. Prabhakar, CGM O&M Circle-III for East Zone covering Kapra,Uppal,LB Nagar (9989991345), M Yellaswamy, CGM, O&M Circle-IV- North zone covering Quthbullapur, Malkajgiri, Alwal, Secunderabad (9989990200), V Praveen Kumar, CGM (Revenue) covering South Zone covering Old City and Rajendranagar (9989998110), A. Krishna, CGM,O&M Circle-II Central zone covering Khairatabad, Karwan, Jambagh and Himayatnagar (9989985899), A Dattatreya, CGM, (QC&Vig) for West Zone covering Gachibowli, Serilingampally, Ramchandrapuram, Patancheru (9989985650).

Swachh Hyd Campaign from May 16

Hyderabad: Commercial taxes minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav has called upon the citizens of Hyderabad to make ‘Swacch Hyderabad’ programme to be launched on May 16, a success. Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, the minister said around 33,500 officials would take part in the Swacch Hyderabad programme. The city was divided into 415 units and equal number of teams were constituted to implement the programme. Srinivas Yadav said senior officials would lead the teams. Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and governor ESL Narasimhan too would lead a team, he said. The minister said GHMC launched a toll free number (21111111) for the purpose.The civic issues, if any, would be solved  during the Swacch Hyderabad campaign, he said.

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