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Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board roped in for developing Kokapet

The water board has asked the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority to provide Rs 82 crore funds for work and also earmark three acres of land for the construction of water sump and STP.

Published: 26th February 2020 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2020 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has decided to provide water supply and sewerage infrastructure at the  proposed integrated township at Kokapet in Rajendranagar mandal. Also, it would construct a 40 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) in the township.

The  township is being developed in 530 acres of land at Kokapet by the  Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), which approached the HMWSSB for providing water supply and sewerage infrastructure. The water board has asked the HMDA to provide Rs 82 crore funds for work and also earmark three acres of land for the construction of water sump and STP.

The government, that considers Kokapet a new growth  engine, has proposed the township with work clusters to  accommodate nearly five lakh people. Developing the township is part of  the efforts to decongest the city by adopting a decentralised approach  to development.

The water board formulated draft proposals on  providing water supply and sewerage infrastructure at the township and  submitted the same to HMDA Commissioner a few days ago. The total cost  of the work is estimated to be around Rs 82 crore.

For developing  the water supply infrastructure that consists a network of pipeline, a  sump of six million litre capacity, a pump house, and pumping equipment  would cost Rs 22 crore. Similarly, a 40 Million Litres per Day (MLD)  capacity sewage treatment plant would be built at an estimated cost of Rs 60 crore. The sewer collection network and trunk sewers would be laid  by the HMDA up to the proposed STP.

The HMWSSB has urged the HMDA  to hand over one acre of land to it to prepare the General Arrangement  Drawing (GAD) and layout plan to construct a sump and pump house for  water supply and two acres of land for preparing the GAD to construct  sewage treatment plant.



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