JNNURM Colony residents demand water supply
For the 8,000 families living in Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission JNNURM Housing Colony, Yellammabanda, Kukatpally getting water is next to impossible JNNURM Colony was built and constructed by the GHMC and flats were allotted for homeless and now people who are allotted with home are not willing to live in colony reason no water facility
Kukatpally: For the 8,000 families living in Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Housing Colony, Yellammabanda, Kukatpally getting water is next to impossible. JNNURM Colony was built and constructed by the GHMC and flats were allotted for homeless and now people who are allotted with home are not willing to live in colony reason no water facility.
Since 2006, more than eight thousand families are residing in Housing Colony and asking for water tap connection to HMWS&SB Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board but till now all the requests made by the residents are unheard. Each building which consists of G+3 and 16 families’ lives in it. Students, employees and workers daily struggle for water to drink, to bath and to wash.
A resident from the Housing Colony who narrates how he had to suffer for water, “After moving to Housing Colony a year ago I have come to know there is a serious problem of water but I dare to shift here in this colony but now every day is miserable for me and my family, I pay monthly 800 rupees to my neighbor who receives water through old pipeline, my neighbour gets water for 40minutes and I take 20 minutes of water.” says Kishore Kumar. Residents in the area say that Dana Kishore Managing Director of HMWS&SB promised on March 22 that in 45 days the work would be completed but till date nothing has been done.
Corporator ignores to this serious problem Housing Colony locality comes under the Allwyn Colony corporator but corporator visits only at the time of Independence Day and birthdays to celebrate and then he walk off from the colony said a resident. Residents are requesting water board to provide water tap Connection from Old Water Pipeline but no one has come up with an initiative.
When contacted, HMWS&SB General Manager Naveen Reddy said, "Earlier it was not into our divison but now GHMC handoverd the locality to HMWS&SB and tender has been passed and beacuse of the lorry strike work is not completed pipes are not yet laid but within a month pipes will be laid in the JNNURM Colony.
BY Mohammed Hussain