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Hyderabad's Musi river in trouble as water board rejects proposal to look after

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 2, 2018, 1:14 am IST
Updated Aug 2, 2018, 1:14 am IST
The MRDC had asked the Water Board to construct sewerage treatment plants across Musi River and look after their maintenance.
A file picture of Musi river
 A file picture of Musi river

Hyderabad: Double trouble for Musi project. After Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has also blatantly rejected a proposal put up by the Musi River Musi River-front Development Corporation. The MRDC had asked the Water Board to construct sewerage treatment plants across Musi River and look after their maintenance.

The MRDC had asked the Water Board to construct three STPs at three locations 70 MLD (million litres per day) at Attapur, 30 MLD at Hydershahkote behind Golconda fort and 6 MLD at Miralam. Besides this, it had also asked for the construction of 72 check dams to minimise the contamination. 

 

However, the HMWS&SB official claimed that the Water Board has been already burdened with current projects, regular operation and maintenance works. 

Besides staff crunch, the HMWS&SB officials said that the Water Board does not have the financial stability to take up the STP construction and look after their maintenance.

A senior Water Board official said that it HMWS&SB cannot take up the STPs and check dams construction for the Musi project until and unless additional staff was recruited and financial assurance was given by the State government. He said that due to financial crunch the Water Board has already handed over the maintenance of four STPs to Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. 

He said that out of total 24 STPS, the Water Board was current maintaining 20 STPS which treat 750 million litres a day (MLD) from total 1,483 MLD sewerage produced in the city.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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