Govt committed to developing AP Capital: YSR

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Hyderabad, Oct 17 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said the State Government was committed to developing Hyderabad City by providing the best infrastructure in terms of roads, water and drainage system.

Launching the Hussain Sagar Lake and Catchment Area Improvement Project, costing Rs 370 crore here, he said the government had taken all steps to provide two hours of drinking water supply daily to the entire city.

Drinking water would be provided for two hours daily in the Old City under the limits of the Greater Hyderabad from November 14.

Reiterating his government's commitment to purifying the Hussain Sagar Lake, Dr Reddy said one sewerage plant and four canals in the area would be developed to completely purify it, within two to three years.

Stating the Metro Rail Project contract was the best, he said the government would be benefited as it would receive Rs 30,000 crore after 33 years.

He said the government had also decided to construct 'pucca' houses for the poor residing on the roadside, near canals and rented thatched houses in two to three years.

The Rs 370-crore project, funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation under the ODA loan assistance, was aimed at restoring the Lake to its past glory in all aspects -- ecological, economical and cultural -- through appropriate technological interventions, according to a release here.

The sanitary conditions in and around the lake and its catchment area were expected to improve and various agencies, such as the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and others, were involved in the implementation of the integrated project.

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