Hyderabad: Things are moving fast for construction of a 10 tmc capacity reservoir at Keshavapuram, Shamirpet on the city outskirts to meet Hyderabad’s drinking water needs in future with tenders for the project being opened on Monday. Two private agencies bid for the project and one agency has been identified as the lowest bidder by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB).
The project is being planned under Hybrid annuity mode. Following the tender committee’s approval, HMWSSB will approach the State Government for administrative sanction for the project. It will take about three years for the project to be completed, said a senior official from HMWSSB.
The project involves formation of an earthen bund reservoir at Keshavapuram, construction of concrete block consisting of spill way block, intake structures, Raw Water filling arrangement from Kondapochamma Sagar Reservoir and scour sluice structure, inlet and outlet sluice arrangements, service roads on top and around the bund etc.
A raw water gravity 3600 mm diameter pipeline will be laid from Kondapochamma Sagar (Pamulaparthy) to the Keshavapuram Reservoir. Raw water drawal arrangements from the Keshavapuram Reservoir to Water Treatment Plant (WTP) will be made, besides construction of 750 MLD capacity WTP at Bommarasipeta. As per the rules, the company whichever bags the tender, will have to attend and fix any defects in the project for two years from the date of completion.