K M Dayashankar
Karimnagar bracing up for Water Plus city status by reusing the drain water by setting up two treatment plants
Traffic signals to come up at a cost of Rs 23 crore
CCTV cameras surveillance in the entire town at a cost of Rs 28 crore
Integrated command control centre to come up at a cost of Rs 7 crore
District library to come up in five-storeyed building at Rs 6 crore
KARIMNAGAR: The Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar is all set to become the first municipality in the Telangana state to launch the 24×7 water supply to 15 municipal wards falling under the jurisdiction of three service reservoirs from March 2022.
Talking to this Website on Friday, Mayor Y Sunil Rao said that the Municipal corporation was having a total of 17 reservoirs in Karimnagar town. On an experimental basis, the MCK had planned to supply 24×7 water supply under the jurisdiction of Kothirampur, Bhagathnagar and Housing board colony from March 2022, he said and added that the entire Karimnagar town would be covered in a phased manner after strengthening of the existing pipelines, pumps etc.
Stating that they had called for tenders for Rs 18 crore to provide drinking water supply under three reservoirs, he said that the Smart City project had allocated Rs 80 crore for 24×7 water supply in Karimnagar town. He also said that they would fix meters to all the tap connections after launching the 24×7 water supply. After the fixation of the meters, there would not be any wastage of water and the water bill for the residents would further come down from the existing Rs 100 per month to Rs 60 per month.
In order to weed out illegal water connections, he said that they had launched the distribution of a second tap connection for only Rs 1,000 instead of Rs 13,500. He said that the MCK water filter-bed capacity was equipped to supply daily 84 million litres per day and presently they were supplying 60 MLD.
As part of the Smart City project, the Karimnagar city was also bracing up to emerge as Water Plus city in Telangana state by reusing sewerage water for Haritha haram, nurseries, fields and other purposes. Accordingly, two water treatment plants at a cost of Rs 5 crore would be coming on the shores of the Manair river on the outskirts of the town. The detailed project report was readied and the tenders would be called very soon, he stated.
Further explaining about the Smart City project, he said that they would be installing traffic signals at a cost of Rs 23 crore at 42 places in the town including 22 at traffic junctions and in 20 places blinkers. They would be also installing CCTV cameras throughout the town and connecting with the Integrated Command control centre (ICCC) at a cost of Rs 28 crore. The ICCC would come at a cost of Rs 7 crore
All the government schools in the town would get Smart class and digital classrooms at a cost of Rs 11 crore which would be operated from ICCC, the Mayor said that the existing district library would be modernised by constructing a five-storeyed building at a cost of Rs 6 crore and digital library at a cost of Rs 2 crore. He said that all the drains in the town would be modernised at a cost of Rs 134 crore and take up the second phase of CC roads at a cost Rs 70 crore.
To a query, he said that the Karimnagar Smart city works were far ahead of other Smart cities such as Warangal, Visakapatnam, Vijayawada and Amaravathi.