Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has decided to lay a 350-km pipeline to put an end to the water woes of about 3 lakh gated communities, apartments and new colonies which are located in the city outskirts.
The water board will supply a minimum of 35 million litres a day (MLD) to meet the drinking water needs of these residents, costing Rs 110.08 crore. The HMWS&SB will press into service 43 inlet mains to pump the water to the residential areas, spread in seven municipalities in the peripheral areas of the city. Reservoirs also will be constructed in the peripheral areas.
Earlier, the project aimed at providing portable drinking water to 183 villages on Outer Ring Road where 39 MLD water will be supplied by a 1,400-km pipeline. The project cost was `628 crore.
However, after holding a series of meetings with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and KT Rama Rao, municipal administration and urban development minister, the HMWS&SB decided to extend the pipeline by 350 kilometre and supply additional 35 MLD water.
B Sridhar Babu, director (revenue and projects), said that the project will meet the drinking water needs of 10 lakh families. He said the board will construct 183 reservoirs to supply 74 MLD water by laying 1,750 kilometre pipeline at a cost of Rs 738.70 crore.
Sridhar Babu further said that the board will supply 39 MLD portable water to 183 villages by constructing mini reservoirs and will supply 35 MLD water to the existing gated communities, apartments, colonies and industries. He said Krishna and Godavari water will be used for the project....