(Picture used for representational purpose only)
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Hyderabad: In order to fix sewerage pipeline blockage, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has hired the latest Mini Air Tech machines that will replace manual workers. 

The HMWS&SB has already hired 30 machines out of the total 78 required for clearing drainage blockages across the city. The board will spend Rs 3.5 crore towards monthly rental charges. Mini Air Tech machines fit narrow roads and smaller pipelines.

The 120-metre-long narrow pipe attached to the machines comes with high water pressure gauge to get through the blocked sewerage pipelines for long distances. 

There are around 200 to 300 mini pipelines across the city with heavy garbage blockage where already existing 57 Air Tech machines will not be able to help due to its heavy capacity and size. 

These mini air tech machines are manufactured by Pune-based Kam-Avida Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. with specific designs sent by the Water Board. 

Speaking about the same, HMWS&SB Managing Director M Dana Kishore told The Hans India that the new machines had been designed to easily get through narrow streets where it was difficult for manual labourers to clear small pipes.