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HMWSSB projects launched with 15-year vision: Dana Kishore

HMWSSB projects launched with 15-year vision: Dana Kishore
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Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board Managing Director M Dana Kishore on Thursday told Union Expenditure Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha that the Board has been implementing projects to meet the drinking water and sewerage demands of the city for the next 15 years.  

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board Managing Director M Dana Kishore on Thursday told Union Expenditure Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha that the Board has been implementing projects to meet the drinking water and sewerage demands of the city for the next 15 years. Visiting the Saheb Nagar reservoir, he explained Jha about the projects being implemented and new technology being applied.

• Dana Kishore explains to Union Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha
• The new projects designed keeping in mind the expansion of the city in all directions and the population growth

The MD said that the new projects were designed keeping in mind the expansion of the city in all directions and the population growth. He explained the Union Secretary the water resources the city has since 1920. In all, 183 villages and seven municipalities in ORR region will get drinking water supply with the help of the project being executed at a cost of Rs 628 crore. Similarly, the municipalities on the outskirts of the HMDA is being developed for drinking water supply at a cost of Rs 1,900 crore.

A ring main is being built all around the ORR linking the Krishna and Godavari waters. He appraised the Union Secretary of the Board’s plan to implement robo equipment to clean manholes. A demonstration was given to Municipal Administration minister K Taraka Rama Rao. A sucker and jetting machine will soon be pressed into service, he said adding that the machines will clean roads with a width of just 3.5 meters. Through mechanization, the Board is striving to keep away the sanitation workers from cleaning manholes.

A mini air-tech machine was roped into service in 2017 to prevent sewerage water spilling onto the roads. Mini air jetting machines help resolve 90 per cent of the complaints, he said. The Prime Minister’s Office invited officials here to give a power-point presentation on the functioning of the air-tech machines.

A minister in Delhi government visited here for a field trip to examine the working of the machine and expressed satisfaction. Earlier, Ajay Narayan Jha inspected the functioning of the mini jetting machines. Later, Dana Kishore presented a memento to the Union Secretary. HMWSSB executive director M Satyanarayana, project director S M Yellaswamy and Sridhar Babu, operations director Ajmeera Krishna and others were present.

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