Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for MA&UD inspected the progress of ongoing construction works of STPs at Fatehnagar and Kokapet on 24-09-2022.

The Minister has directed the officials to speed up the construction works of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) and advised to take special measures to ensure that the people in the surrounding areas are not inconvenienced by the construction of STPs. The officials were advised to arrange gardening and walking tracks in the premises of STPs with the help of HMDA and to prepare plans for this. He said that the construction of STPs should be completed early so that the sewage generated in the city can be treated to a full extent.

Construction of 31 STPs in three packages:

The HMWSSB has undertaken 31 STPs at a cost of Rs.3,800.00 crore in Greater Hyderabad with the aim of treating 1257.50 MLDs (million liters per day) of sewage under three packages. As part of this, in Package-I, 8 STPs are being constructed in Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Uppal Circle areas with a cost of Rs.1230.21 crore. The total capacity of these is 402.50 MLDs. In Package-II Rajendranagar and LB Nagar circle areas Rs. 6 STPs are being constructed at a cost of 1355.33 crores. 480.50 MLDs of sewage is treated here. In Package-III, 17 STPs are being constructed at a cost of Rs.1280.87 crore in Kukatpally, Quthbullapur and Serilingampally circle areas. The total capacity of these is 376.5 MLDs.

Fatehnagar STP Details:

The STP to be built in Fatehnagar as part of Package-III was laid the foundation stone by Sri K.T. Rama Rao few months ago. A capacity of 133.0 MLD of sewage will be treated regularly through this STP, which is being constructed in an area of 11 acres. Sewage from Balanagar, Jeedimetla, Kukatpally, Suraram and Jagadgirigutta is treated at this Fatenagar STP. It is being built for a population of 9.84 lakhs. Sequential batch reactor technology will be used in this STP.

Kokapet STP Details:

Under Package-II, a 15 MLD capacity sewage treatment plant is being constructed at a cost of Rs.33.67 crores at Kokapet in Rajendranagar area on the south side of Musi. Sequential batch reactor technology will be used in this STP.

Flag-off Safety Protocol Vehicles.

Sri K.T. Rama Rao flagged off the latest initiative of HMWSSB the Safety Protocol Team vehicles at NCC campus.

The HMWSSB has initiated Safety Protocol Vehicles for each GHMC circle with an aim "Worksite Safety is Public Safety" to monitor the safety measures at various work sites. A new system has been made available to ensure that safety measures are strictly followed at every work place such as pipe line expansion, sewerage works, leakage prevention works, manhole repairs undertaken by the water board. Each team consists of one engineer, one constable, one home guard cum driver. Chief Vigilance Officer of HMWSSB is in charge of all these teams.

System Features of Safety Protocol:

These vehicles are equipped with protective equipment to be used at work sites. If there is no protective equipment or barricades in any work place, these teams will set them up. These teams will monitor security measures such as installation of indicators are followed or not. This new system has been set up with the idea to prevent and avoid accidents if any at the work sites.

Sri Arvind Kumar, Special Chief Secretary, MA&UD, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB, Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, HMWSSB, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, VL Praveen Kumar, Director Revenue, Director Operations Ajmira Krishna, M. Swamy, Chief Vigilance Officer Ravi Chandran Reddy participated in this program.