HYDERABAD: For providing 24-hour water supply in the Greater Hyderabad and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority limits, IT minister KT Rama Rao and transport minister M Mahender Reddy have directed HMWS&SB officials to take necessary steps.
Tenders for works worth Rs 1,900 crore for laying distribution pipelines, construction of reservoirs and other infrastructure facilities will be invited shortly.
The ministers held a review meeting on water supply position in the city on Friday.
With Phase-I of Godavari Drinking Water Supply Scheme (172 MGD) and Krishna Drinking Water Supply Scheme (45 MGD) to be completed by this year-end, the city will get additional 227 MGD of water. This will benefit about 30 lakh people living in GHMC and HMDA areas.
The Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) has agreed to sanction Rs 1,700 crore and the state government will provide Rs 200 crore for strengthening the water distribution system in the peripheral areas such as Rajendra Nagar, Alwal, Kapra, LB Nagar, Uppal, Kukatpally, Quthbullapur and Seri Lingamapally in Rangareddy district, and Ramchandrapuram and Patancheru in Medak district, Rama Rao said.
Drinking water will also be supplied to 164 panchayats. The ministers have asked HMWS&SB officials to replace rusted pipelines which are causing leakage. HMWS&SB will invite tenders shortly for the replacement works.