Launching the Mission Bhagiratha scheme to provide safe drinking waters to people in GHMC limits, Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao today promised to provide all basic amenities to the people and to develop the twin cities on a rapid pace. In the first phase, he launched four reservoirs at Gopanpally, Nallagnadla, KPHB Phase-4, Huda Miyapur areas along with Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy and others.
KTR said that supply of potable drinking waters under GHMC limits and inside the ORR on the outskirts will help prove handy for the people. Of the 12 reservoirs planned, he launched four, which were constructed well in advance of 11 months and giving tap connection just for Rs.One per house. Since getting safe drinking water is a fundamental right of the people, the government is focusing on providing them by adequate spending of funds, he remarked. He gave pat to the officials concerned for completing the reservoirs 11 months before, by taking a call from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Stating that the GHMC is ready to give any number of tap connections through a special drive as out of 21 lakhs families only 9.20 lakh families took the tap connections so far, he said that Rs 1900 crore was being spent for constructing 1800 km long pipeline for implementation of the water scheme. Of 56 reservoirs, 46 will be completed in two years, he said adding that a 20 tmc capacity reservoir will be constructed at Keshapur near Shamirpet to cater to the needs even if Hyderabad population grows by five times. They are spending Rs 628 crore to supply water to 180 villages in the ORR limits. It is being planned to supply daily drinking water to the people of the twin cities if Hyderabad receives good rain fall this season and took the issue as a challenge. We are giving fruits of Mission Bhagiratha to the 160 colonies in the city, KTR said.(NSS)