HYDERABAD: Good news for citizens living in peripheral municipal circles of Greater Hyderabad as they would be assured of getting regular drinking water supplies on par with core areas of twin cities from June this year.
They will receive water under the `1,900 crore HUDCO Aided Water Supply Improvement and Distribution Network which has been taken up in municipal circles of LB Nagar, Kukatpally, Serilingampally, Quthbullapur, Alwal, Kapra, Patencheru, Uppal and Ramchandrapuram.
Of the proposed 56 water reservoirs of various capacities, 12 have been completed and 41 are under various stages of completion and remaining three are held up due land acquisition problems. The total storage capacity of 56 reservoirs is around 279 million litres and individual reservoir capacity ranges from 1 ML to 22.5 ML.
HMWS&SB managing Director M Dana Kishore, who conducted a tour of the reservoirs with media, about the brisk ongoing reservoirs works in different parts of the city said the completion of project would help in improvement of water pressure in distribution network, ensured supplies through reservoirs, longer duration of water supplies, addition of extra storage capacity, equitable distribution of water supply and reliable and stabilised water supply.
With the above impact, new connection in unserved areas, bulk connections in served and unserved areas, gated communities, multistoried buildings and improvement to the existing connections will be facilitated in all the above reservoir zones of peripheral circles.
Similarly, of the proposed 1,700 km laying of distribution pipelines, nearly 1,180 km pipelines have been laid and road restoration works have been completed and remaining 300-400 km pipelines would be laid before May this year.
For the 300 mm dia and above pipeline laid stretches, GHMC has taken up road restoration, for the below 300 mm dia, HMWS&SB is taking up the road restoration works.
Of the 56 reservoirs, 12 have been completed at Miyapur, KPHB colony, Nallagandla Thanda, Gopanpally, Suraram, Autonagar, Snehapuri Colony, Kailaspuri, Hafeezpet, Shapurnagar, Sahebnagar and Chintal etc.
“We are planning to inaugurate atleast four reservoirs per week through Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister K T Rama Rao from this week,” he said.
Similarly, three reservoirs in Malkajgiri circle and three in city at Hussainsagar, Marredpally and SanatHnagar have been completed.
As per the DPRs prepared in 2008, road cutting for about 2,500 km was proposed but after detailed house to house survey, it was come to around 1,700 km as new pipelines were added later on under MLAs and MPLADS funds. This would save water Board to the tune of `200 crore to `300 crore, Dana Kishore added.
Dana Kishore instructed the implementing agencies to expedite and complete the works on time.
Special drive has been taken up to provide one lakh house service connection from the newly laid pipelines at both unserved and replacement of old connections through 13 Self Help Groups (SHGs) teams. Teams would be increased to 30 soon, he said.