Hyderabad: Old City will have new water reservoirs and overhead tanks with lakhs of litres’ capacity by end of April. Officials from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) want to see the reservoirs in use by coming summer.
Public from the majority of municipal divisions under the assembly segments Malakpet, Yakutpura and Charminar will have sufficient water from the coming summer.
Divisions located on the upstream of existing water reservoirs Misri-gunj and Miralam like Azampura, Chanchal-guda, Rasoolpura, Darul-shifa and Moghalpura face problems due to the irregular water timings with some divisions getting water at mid-nights and in the early hours.
Due to the long distances between supply points and the existing reservoirs and delay in pipeline repairs. there are regular complaints of polluted water being supplied. The new reservoirs will ensure safe drinking water to these localities, say officials.
Water works CGM M.Yella Swamy said that the water board was constructing as many as 54 new reservoirs across the GHMC limits. Of these, 15 would be ready by this Sankranti.
“The remaining will come be brought into use by end of April,” he said. Another official from the Old City said that the reservoir at Dabeerpura with a capacity of six lakh litres at Balshetty Kheth will be able to meet the projected requirements of coming 25 years.
“We are also constructing an overhead tank with a capacity of 10 lakh litres. The three assembly constituencies will have 16 lakh litres when the two projects complete. The two projects cost an estimated `4 crore,” he said....