Water board awaits nod for city’s new reservoir

The crucial raw water storage reservoir, proposed at Keshavapuram in Shamirpet mandal with 20 TMC capacity under Godavari basin

Published: 08th February 2017 01:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2017 05:45 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The crucial raw water storage reservoir, proposed at Keshavapuram in Shamirpet mandal with 20 TMC capacity under Godavari basin to ensure assured and reliable water supply to Greater Hyderabad for the next 50 years, will in all likelihood be executed shortly.

“The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is determined to start the project from this year after getting budgetary support from the state government in 2017-18 Budget,” HMWS&SB MD M Dana Kishore told Express. For another reservoir of 20 TMC capacity planned at Devalamma Nagaram in Choutuppal mandal, the detailed project report is being prepared.

Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao last year announced construction of two raw water storage reservoirs at the above places for future drinking water needs of the city.

Recently, MAUD minister KT Rama Rao announced in the Assembly that M/s Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited (WAPCOS), a consultancy organisation under the Union Ministry of Water Resources have submitted the DPR for Keshavapuram reservoir at an estimated cost of `7,770 crore including land acquisition.

To explore suitable funding assistance, DPRs were submitted to the government for onward submission to Ministry of Urban Development, NITI AYOG and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). For project implementation, M/s LEA Associates have submitted the draft PPP bid documents to the HMWS&SB.

The key components of project include construction of clear water reservoir, pump house and for laying of inlet mains from Kondapochamma Sagar to proposed reservoir (Gravity mains), `892 crore, construction of sump cum pump house near the proposed reservoir (`46 crore), procurement of raw water pumps and motors,substation, installation (`107 crore).

Construction of main reservoir-concrete dam to house intake arrangements, drawl arrangement and spillway (`341 crore), construction of main reservoir-Rockfill dam, intake structure, raw water drawl arrangement, scour gates, surplus spillway, formation of road on the bund, along the bund at downstream, construction of Master Balancing Reservoir (MBR) at Ghanpur (`5,011 crore). The project would be completed in two years period.

HMWS&SB officials said that total private land of 2903.43 acres would be required. Forest land for reservoir/pipeline 918.84 acres, costing `93 crore all totalling 3,822 acres costing `518.70 crore would be required.


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