3000 habitations to get drinking water by Next April: KTR

Panchayat Raj and IT Minister KT Rama Rao today asserted that the flagship ‘water grid program’ is getting fructified with the machinery gearing up to provide water to 3,000 habitations in six months that is probably by April next.

The minister conducted a high level review meeting with the officials concerned at Secretariat here. He said that safe waters will be first supplied to Gajwel Assembly constituency in Medak district by April 30 next, and it will be extended to Medchal, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy, Mahabubnagar and Khammam districts. Expedite the works to supply waters in six months to 3,000 habitations, he asked the4 officials, adding that the works of the water grid are bearing fruit. He also directed the Telangana Drinking project SEs and EEs and others to coordinate with other departments for speedy completion of the works. They must work to reach a target of providing waters to 24,500 habitations, he said. Directing them to work with a deadline for supplying of waters to villages and towns with dates, KTR sought a report with details. There is a need for speedy completion of internal pipeline works connecting the main lines.

As the related tenders and works of waterlines in Hyderabad were completed, the officials should now focus on field level works, he said. The SEs are authorized to take a decision on designs of pipeline and necessary changes have to coordinate with district level working groups, KTR stated. The officials can take outsourcing employees for the works in coordination with district collectors, he said.(NSS)