Plan To Construct Two 20 tmc ft Reservoirs For Twin Cities: KTR
Hyderabad: Minister for municipal administration & urban development K. Tarakarama Rao on Saturday said the State government was planning to construct two reservoirs of 20 tmc ft capacity each to quench the thirst of the twin cities.
Reacting to queries of members, KTR rejected the remarks as baseless and said efforts were being made to address drinking water problem in twin cities.
“We are planning to construct 20 tmc ft reservoirs – one at Keshavapuram and another at Rachakonda to address the growing drinking water needs in future,” he added.
Recalling that the thirsty people of Khairatabad in the city used to stage dharnas with empty pots frequently during the previous regime, such a situation was not seen under GHMC limits now as all possible steps have been taken to tide over the water crisis.
He asked BJP’s Chintala Ramachandra Reddy to say whether such a situation was found at his Khairatabad constituency now. KTR took exception to Reddy’s remarks that the TRS government had miserably failed to provide water to the twin cities in three years either from Krishna and Godavari river and diverting waters from Singur and Manjeera to Patancheru and Gajwel.
“As against the earlier practice utilising waters of these rivers, we are giving Mission Bhagiratha water to villages through which water pipelines pass,” he said.
KTR also said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was committed to address the drinking water problem with a long-term objective and the government was taking required measures. He also said daily water supply was on at 155 basthis in the twin cities.
However, Qutbullapur MLA objected to daily water supply to avoid wastage. The main reservoirs like Osman Sagar, Himayat Sagar are to be used properly and make ample use of other sources for the purpose, he added.