An Open Letter By The Voters To The Contestants - Telangana Assembly Election 2018
TR. Madhavan | 20 Nov 2018

Hyderabad Water Board is established to quench our thirst or ………. ?

To, All The Contestants, Telangana State Assembly Elections 2018 Respected Sir/Madam, Sub: Hyderabad Water Board is established to quench our thirst or ………. ? Almost all the Telangana party leaders were cursing of before bifurcation governments for neglecting Telangana region development especially on water issue. But, after the formation of Telangana state, when pleaded for relaxation in the acts and rules for Multi Storied residential buildings drinking water connection the water board washes off its hands and says matter has to be decided by the Telangana state government, but hasn't responded and nor the selected representatives took any initiative to talk to the government on reviewing of charges levies to make the connection an affordable one to all types of multi storied residential building. When the new government of Telangana brought various changes in acts and rules of previous governments, the need of the hour is to bring in amendments in Water Board Proceedings and Guidelines for New Water Connection especially under Category II related multistoried residential buildings which are enacted before 2014 (MD's Procs. No. 24/E/1/97/2003-dt: 30/01/2013). Because of existing working out charges and levies cost of an apartment dwelling becomes higher and recurring expenditure per occupant drastically shoots up for especially for drinking water than the billing amount as per monthly consumption. When the water supply is going to from the same main lines and same time limit up to the sump point of any individual house or multi storied residential complex, Fixed Amount according to dia and plot size should be made affordable or not especially to the MSRB consumers? Do you agree Fixed amounts should be Rs. 1.5 lakhs for 20mm, Rs. 2.5 lakhs for 25mm, Rs. 3.5 lakhs for 40mm, Rs. 4.5 lakhs for 50mm, Rs. 5.5 lakhs for 75mm and Rs. 7.5 lakhs for 100mm. The clause "Rate per each square meter of plot area in excess of the column (3) which is to be added to fixed amounts in column (5)" should be relaxed or not? Under Category III Bulk Supplies vide Memo. No. MD/HMWSSB/BM-20/Bulk Supplies/2011, Dt: 12/09/2011, Relaxation are needed related to charges of sewerage connection, improvement, green brigade, rain water harvesting and source improvement to make the connection affordable. Yes or no. When private water suppliers are able to supply at the doorstep ? 1/- per litre, the piped water supplied by the water is on the higher side. Because of such rules and charges of water board private drinking water suppliers out beat the quasi government establishment. Do yourself agree or disagree? As yourself going to be one of the lawmakers shortly don't you think there should be rethinking and refixing on all present levies and charges for multi storied residential buildings? Multi storied residential buildings which have come up prior to merger of surrounding municipalities with GHMC wherein no drinking water main lines were not available on date of occupancy by the inmates should be given relaxation on priority basis or not? Do expect views and comments from your good offices, which will be shared with all voters. Regards. Voters of Rajendanagar Assembly Segment, Happy Homes, Near Pillar No. 185 PVNR Expressway, Hyderabad-500048.