HMDA employees, visitors stay thirsty

HMDA employees, visitors stay thirsty
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It is not just the various colonies which are suffering from shortage of drinking water but even the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) headquarters office is starved of drinking water.

Hyderabad: It is not just the various colonies which are suffering from shortage of drinking water but even the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) headquarters office is starved of drinking water.

The authority which is on the job of making a master plan for the city metropolitan area is not in a position to quench the thirst of all the visitors to the office.

Over 400 visitors go to HMDA office every day. In addition to the visitors the authority has a staff of over 280 employees.

A senior official from the Internal Management unit said that as per their estimation the HMDA office requires 750 liters of water to meet the requirements of about 700 people every day.

“As per the existing water supply through hired water beverage agency the HMDA is hardly able to provide enough water to anyone,” he said.

A visitor who came to visit ORR relief and rehabilitation unit S Krishna got irritated when he did not find any drinking water arrangement in the office premises.

“I have made a round of the whole building for drinking water but I have not found any single tap for public use. All the water taps are fixed inside the office where there is a restriction on public use,” he said.

The distress is similar among the employees and they are unhappy with the management for not taking steps to address the prevailing water scarcity problem.

The water scarcity in the office has led the employees to restrict water for the public use, leaving the visitors disappointed.

A senior official from the planning unit on anonymity said that they need 25 water cans (20 liters) every day as per the daily requirement but they get only 15 cans.

Due to lack of supply the planning unit has been found restricting the water use for the public in their offices. Similarly, Budda Purnima Project office of HMDA asked the authority to provide 100 water cans (20 liters) per month but they were getting only about 70 cans per day HMDA secretary M Krishna told The Hans India.

However, he said the authority recently gave instruction to the engineering unit for water facilities arrangements. “The engineering unit is in the process of getting works done for the construction of water plants.” he said.

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