Water supply improvement scheme designed to serve over 3 lakh people
VIJAYAWADA: Minister for Municipal Administration Koneru Ranga Rao inaugurated four drinking water reservoirs in the easten part of Vijayawada city on Friday.
These reservoirs are situated at P&T colony in the 9th division, Srinivasa Nagar Park and Veterinary Colony in the 2nd division and at Nelson Mandela Park in 3rd division, covering areas such as Patamata Lanka, Patamata, J.D. Nagar, Autonagar, Bank Colony, Veterinary Colony, LIC Colony, Municipal Employees Colony, P&T Colony, Ayyapanagar and parts of Gunadala. Mayor Tadi Sakuntala also participated in the programmes.
This water supply improvement scheme, built at an estimated cost of Rs. 9.70 crores, is designed to serve over 3 lakh people with the Krishna as source and drawing clear water through infiltration galleries of 450 millimetre and RCC twin pipe.
"The water is collected at the well-cum-pump house at Ramalingeswaranagar, which is at a distance of 5 km downstream the Prakasam Barrage. The water so collected is being pumped through a common pumping main to a length of 10 km with two pumpsets, each with a capacity of 180 hp, to discharge 25,500 litres per minute on parallel pumping," said VMC executive engineer Srinivas.
The Public Health Engineering Department executes this scheme with the funds provided by Vijayawada Municipal Corporation.
As part of the scheme, the second overhead reservoir of 1,500-kilolitre capacity at J.D. Nagar will be commissioned in a few days, and another overhead reservoir of 1,500-kilolitre capacity would be commissioned near Gupta Kalyanamandapam by August 2006.
Kankipadu MLA Devineni Rajasekhar, along with Deputy Mayor Krishna Kumar, corporators Musunuri Subba Rao, K. Ramadevi, K. Ambedkar and others took part in the function.