Hyderabad: Water crisis to impact 10,000 consumers

As many as 20 water filling stations to supply water through 100 private tankers will be deployed.

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board managing director M. Dana Kishore on Tuesday said that the water board would compensate 50 million gallons a day (MGD) from Singur/ Manjeera with water from the Godavari river, Osman Sagar and Himayathsagar reservoirs.

However, 10,000 consumers residing in Rajendernagar, Serilingampally and Kukatpally areas would suffer, as the board had a shortfall of 5 million gallons a day.

Mr Kishore said they would draw additional 30 MGD water from the Godavari river and it would be transmitted through the Ring Main 1 and 15 MGD would be taken from Osman Sagar and Himayath Sagar. He said that the city would fall short of 5 MGD, which would result in 10,000 consumers living in Kukatpally, Rajendernagar and Kukatpally divisions suffering.

Mr Kishore assured that the board would supply water tankers 24/7 to these areas. He added that 20 water filling stations to supply water through 100 private tankers were deployed. He said that the private water tankers which were registered with the board would sell water according to the rates fixed by the HMWS&SB and would be tracked through GPRS. He added that free water supply to slums had been extended for six months.

Mr Kishore further said that the pipeline work pertaining to Ring Main construction had been completed up to 46 kms and the board had written to the government for completion of the remaining 8 kms.

Mr Kishore said that the board would spend `1.5 crore to set up mobile water treatment plants for the water supplied from the twin reservoirs. He added that 20 special officers would be appointed to inspect water scarcity at the ground level and supply water accordingly.

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