Two more water reservoirs for Hyderabad

Wed 06 Jan 2016, 12:02:46
The Telangana government has taken an initiative to construct two more major reservoirs, with Godavari and Krishna rivers as their sources, for improving availability of water for the city.
The Water and Power Consultancy Service (WAPCOS) has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparing the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs). The managing director of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), in a report to the government, has stated that the present drinking water sources of Hyderabad city viz Osmansagar, Himayat Sagar, Singur and Manjeera, have become unreliable in view of improper inflows.
The other two sources, Krishna from the Akkampally balancing reservoir and Godavari from the Yellampally barrage, were also not fully reliable as other stakeholders in sectors such as irrigation, power, rural water supply and PSUs like National Thermal Power Corporation are dependent on these sources, at times resulting in conflicts with regard to sharing of the available water.
This issue was discussed with the chief executive officer of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFS ) to explore the possibilities of securing funding for various water supply and sewerage projects of GHMC, ORR areas and they agreed in principle to fund up to an amount of Rs 7600 crore for some these projects.
The Government of Telangana has since directed HMWSSB to identify two locations for building large reservoirs, one with Krishna River as source and the other with Godavari as source.
Accordingly, the authorities of HMWSSB identified two locations: one, at Keshavapuram in Shameerpet mandal to construct about 20 TMC reservoir under the Godavari River source; and the other one at Devallamma Nagaram in Chowtuppal mandal to construct about 20 TMC reservoir under the Krishna River source.

No Comments For This Post, Be first to write a Comment.
Leave a Comment
Enter the code shown:

Can't read the image? click here to refresh

Todays Epaper

Will day night cricket Test matches increase the popularity in India?

Can't say