Hyderabad, Oct.6 (Hydnow): MA&UD Minister KTR said land acquisition for Keshavpuram reservoir is almost completed and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao would lay the foundation for the project shortly.
Minister said that acquisition of 1490 acres for construction of the reservoir is almost
done and once the reservoir is constructed there will be no drinking water crisis in Hyderabad till 2050. He stated that the Chief Minister had directed to construct an exclusive reservoir to meet the drinking water requirements of the city.
Minister KTR reviewed the progress of the project works with Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) officials in Hyderabad.
During the meeting, the Minister directed the officials to intensify efforts to obtain the second phase permissions from the forest department as already the preliminary permissions were obtained.
The Minister stated that it was the Chief Minister’s vision to have an exclusive reservoir for Hyderabad and ensure there are no drinking water issues in the city on a long term basis. He added that CM KCR will soon lay the foundation for the project.
The Minister announced that sewerage treatment capacity will be enhanced in the city. The State Government was focusing on clean water bodies and zero discharge of waste into the lakes by constructing more STPs. Currently about 770 MLD of sewage was being treated in the city and this capacity will be increased by additional 1200 MLD capacity, he said.
“With the current capacity of sewerage treatment, Hyderabad was already in the top position compared to other Metro cities in terms of sewerage treatment. However, another 200 STPs will be constructed in addition to the existing ones,” Minister KTR said.
Minister KTR also instructed the HMWSSB officials to compile a report on the requirement of new STPs as per the Hyderabad master plan and submit the same to the Government in a week. (Hydnow)