Twin towers works to be completed by June

The capacity of each tower is 2.5 million litres and the work will be completed by June, said Board General Manager P Rajender.

By Author  |  Published: 18th Apr 2017  12:05 amUpdated: 18th Apr 2017  12:06 am

Hyderabad: For the first time in the State, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is constructing two reservoirs in the shape of twin towers (shaft foundation), each with a height of 22 m.

The capacity of each tower is 2.5 million litres and the work will be completed by June, said Board General Manager P Rajender. The construction was taken up at a cost of over Rs 4.71 crore.

He said the two reservoirs would be filled with water drawn under the Krishna phase-II through gravity. “We will be able to supply water to areas such as Soubhagyanagar, Mohannagar, Kothapet and Vasavinagar located in hydraulic zone,” he said. Taking a cue from a model developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Rourkee, the board has designed the project and commenced work in October 2016.

The project was designed in such a manner that it would supply water to residents for next 50 years, he added.