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Keshavapuram Will Ensure Water To City Until 2050: KTR

The minister said that land acquisition for the Keshavapuram reservoir was almost complete, and that the CM would lay the foundation stone for it soon.
Hyderabad | 6th October 2020
MA&UD Minister K T Rama Rao said that land acquisition for the Keshavapuram reservoir was almost complete, and that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would lay the foundation stone for the project shortly.

The minister was speaking after reviewing the progress of the project works with Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) officials in Hyderabad.

He said that acquisition of 1,490 acres for the construction of the reservoir was almost done, and that once the reservoir was constructed there would be no drinking water crisis in Hyderabad till 2050.

He added that the reservoir was being constructed upon instructions from the Chief Minister to construct an exclusive reservoir to meet the drinking water requirements of the city.

During the meeting, the minister directed the officials to intensify efforts to obtain the second phase of the permissions from the forest department now since the preliminary permissions had already been obtained.

He also announced that the sewerage treatment capacity for the city would be enhanced. The government was focusing on clean water bodies and zero discharge of waste into the lakes by constructing more STPs, he said. Currently about 770 MLD of sewage was being treated in the city every day, and this capacity would be increased by an additional 1,200 MLD, he said.

"With the current sewerage treatment capacity, Hyderabad is already in the top position in India. However, another 200 STPs will be constructed in addition to the existing ones," he said.

The minister also instructed the HMWSSB officials to compile a report on the requirement of new STPs as per the Hyderabad master plan, and submit it to the government within a week.
filed in:  Hyderabad, Water Supply, K T Rama Rao, Water Bodies, Reservoirs & Dams, HMWSSB
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