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HYDERABAD: After a 12 yr lengthy battle with the water board, round 650 households of Lakshmiguda Housing Board Colony, at Katedan heave a sigh of reduction as the federal government after all resumed supplying potable water to the world on Tuesday.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) began the paintings a day after NewsTread reported in these columns about Lakshmiguda citizens not receiving water.

The Housing Board Colony declared that they would boycott the polls in Chevella Lok Sabha constituency if their water woes were not looked after via then.

HMWSSB managing director, Dana Kishore deputed director-revenue, B Vijay Kumar Reddy as special officer to get to the bottom of the water drawback on a battle footing. He additionally requested the legitimate to publish an in depth mission document on the status of sanctioning of latest water connections beneath the ‘Urban Mission Bhagiratha’ too.

“The water board resumed water provide to the colony on Tuesday. We had disconnected the water connection in 2007, due to the non-payment of water arrears via the citizens. Notices served to the citizens additionally went unnoticed,” HMWSSB Director-Revenue, B Vijay Kumar Reddy advised TOI.

However in response to the directions of HMWSSB’s MD, works touching on the laying of water pipelines to this colony had been taken up and will likely be completed within three weeks. As according to the call for, the water board is now supplying a complete of 2 lakh litres of water to this colony, B Vijay Kumar Reddy stated.

The Water Board has requested the citizens of Lakshmiguda colony to apply for new water connections beneath ‘Urban Mission Bhagiratha’ in January this yr and have won about 70 requisitions.

Of these, best 30 citizens have paid ?1,200 against processing price for each and every connection, and the General Manager of the Operations and Maintenance department submitted the feasibility report to the involved authorities, stated the water board legitimate.

The water board had already completed elementary infrastructure like laying the water trunk mains and service reservoirs to offer potable water to the Lakshmiguda Housing Board Colony and abutting residential colonies, he added.

“We are happy that our water drawback is after all being resolved. Our protests have yielded a positive response,” Lakshmiguda citizens advised TOI.

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