Krishna drinking water project (phase-III) pipeline laying work is expected to be completed by August 2015. This project will benefit different parts of the city like old city, Alwal, Malkajgiri, Uppal and Kapra by supplying more drinking water per day.
Benefits to different parts of the city from Krishna Phase-III
From Krishna phase III,
- 75 Lakh liters of water per day will be supplied to the old city.
- Alwal and Malkajgiri will get 1.9 crore liters more water per day.
- While, Uppal and Kapra areas will get 1.51 crore liters of additional water per day.
The Krishna drinking water project aimed to supply drinking water to Hyderabad city. Hyderabad city needs 181.7-189.2 crore liters of drinking water per day. While Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board (HMWSSB) is supplying about 128.7 crore liters of water per day and Krishna Phase-I & II are contributing 68.14 crore liters of water per day.
Krishna Drinking Water Supply Project Phase-III which was Sanctioned in 2012 will bring 3.4 crore liters of water per day from Krishna river. This project costs Rs.1670 crores. The first stage of phase III was completed in April’2015 and has started supplying 1.7 crore liters of water per day. Once the second stage is finished, an additional quantity of 1.7 crore liters of water per day will be supplied to different parts of the Hyderabad city.
The Three Phases of Krishna Drinking Water Project
The total project was planned to be implemented in 3 phases to supply 3.4 Crore liters of water per day in each phase. Thereby, with respect to all the three phases an overall quantity of 102.2 Crore liters of water will be supplied to Hyderabad.
- Phase-I was started in 2002 and completed in 2005 with a supplying capacity of 3.4 Crore liters of water per day. It was implemented in 2 stages and in each stage 1.7 crore liters of water per day was supplied.
- Phase-II was initiated in 2006 and commenced supplying 3.4 crore liters of water per day from 2007.
- Phase-III has started in 2012 and was planned to be completed in 2 stages. The first stage was finished in April 2015 with the pumping capacity of 1.7 crore liters of water per day. Stage-2 is expected to finish by August 2015.
Phase-III pipeline works at Prashasan Nagar has been halted due a stay order from the High Court last month. People near Ramanaidu Studios have objections for stone-crushing work.
Out of the entire pipeline of 63.5km planned for phase-III, only 1,300 metres at Prashasan Nagar and 35 metres at Barkas are pending. The HMWSSB officials are trying to convince the local people. If the work resumes, then the entire pipeline laying work is expected to be completed by August 2015. The water supply will improve once the project gets fully functional.