HYDERABAD: Hyderabadis have to brace for more bumpy rides. Particularly on the periphery areas of the Greater Hyderabad limits. Citizens, who are facing hardships due to the battered conditions of roads due to heavy rains, have to now face such situations at least for the next six months to one year as the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) join other agencies and rains to make the roads more worse and nightmarish.
The Water Board has sought permission to cut 2,500 km of road stretch for strengthening the water supply distribution network in peripheral circles of GHMC. “We have compelling reasons to give road cutting permissions to departments like HMWS&SB, TS Southern Power Distribution Company (TSSPDCL), private telecom agencies for laying underground cable lines for strenthening and upgrading the infrastructure,” GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said at the GHMC general body meeting, indicating that the Water Board will be accorded permission to take up the works. The Water Board is taking up road digging works at a cost of around Rs1,900 crore to lay water distribution pipelines of 2,500 km in the Greater Hyderabad limits. The Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) has sanctioned loan for an amount of Rs 1,700 crore and balance amount of Rs 200 crore will be shared by the state government. The project includes construction of service reservoirs and providing feeder mains as inlet mains.