Hyderabad city’s bustling IT corridor is faced with a serious drinking water problem due to summer. The corridor is home to IT companies as also residential colonies hosting software professionals,government offices, central government employees, UoH, Urdu University, the 8th Battalion Telangana Special Police campus and many other institutions.
The water currently supplied by Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Works and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is not enough to meet the daily requirements for IT Corridor.
All the 10 GHMC divisions along with 3 major gram panchayats are experiencing water shortage. There are problems of pipeline bursts and leakages, adding to the crisis.
A similar problem is being faced at Chandanagar, Serilingampally, Miyapur, Gachibowli, Madhapur, Allwyin Colony and Hydernagar divisions.Recently all the corporators from IT corridor met the GHMC Mayor and apprised him of the seriousness of the situation.
Steady population rise major cause for worry Within the IT corridor, water shortage is severe in three major gram panchayats which, of late, saw a steady rise in the number of residents. Manikonda, Puppalaguda and Kokapet should in normal course get water from the panchayat raj department.
Despite digging bore wells to about 1,500 feet, they are unable to get a single drop.People are purchasing water from private tanker operators from Kokapet and Neknampur villages for Rs 600 to Rs 1,000 per 5,000 litres of water.
Water works DGM for IT corridor Rajashekar said the government has already given directions to expand MWWSB services to all the 164 villages under Outer Ring Road.