Hyderabad: Govt proposes to construct 31 sewerage treatment plants in GHMC
The Telangana State Government has proposed to construct 31 sewerage treatment plants (STPs) at an estimated cost of 3,800 crore rupees and provide drinking water facility to villages beyond the GHMC limits with an estimated cost of 1200 crore rupees.
Telangana Municipal Administration K Taraka Ramarao has announced the Comprehensive Sewerage Master Plan for Hyderabad and drinking water supply scheme yesterday.
He said the present capacity of the sewerage treatment plant was 772 MLD with 25 plants whereas sewage produced was 1650 MLD in the Hyderabad city.
Presently, 46.78 per cent sewage is treated and remaining 878 MLD needs to be treated. Once the 31 STPs are completed, he said, Hyderabad will be the first among the Metro cities to have such facilities.
He also said this will also help in conserving water bodies. Regarding the drinking water facility, the minister said that the government will take up construction of storage reservoirs for 137 ML capacity and lay a pipeline of 2100 km with a cost of 1200 crore rupees.
This would help in providing two lakh new water connections and it will be beneficial to about 20 thousand families living beyond the GHMC limits.