Hussainsagar for sale
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will put a price on Hussainsagar water once they start releasing treated water into the lake. The HMDA has taken up the Hussainsagar Lake and Catchment Area Improvement Project (HCIP) at an estimated cost of `370 crore, mostly funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The project is expected to be completed by March 2013. Currently, about 25 million litres of raw water from Hussainsagar is supplied daily free of cost to 23 parks in the city. A paltry 40 paise per kilolitre is charged from industries and Rs 23,000 per month is collected for only 3 MLD of the total 25 MLD being supplied. Officials said that the cost of treating the lake’s water works out to over Rs 7 per kilo litre. However, a final decision on pricing will be taken after a detailed study by private consultants on the existing supplies and future demands for water.