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He urged the union minister to bear one third of the cost, which comes to about Rs 2,850 crore under Amruth 2 scheme.

HYDERABAD: Telangana municipal and industries minister KT Rama Rao urged union minister for urban development Hardeep Singh Puri to fund the state government’s prestigious project to implement 100% sewerage treatment being taken up with about Rs 8,684 crore.
He urged the union minister to bear one third of the cost, which comes to about Rs 2,850 crore under Amruth 2 scheme.
The Telangana municipal minister also asked the Centre’s help in taking up Personal Rapid Transit Systems (PRTS), a ropeway system from Assembly metro station to Paradise metro station as feeder services to the existing Hyderabad metro rail and MMTS.
KTR met the union minister Hardeep Singh Puri in Delhi and submitted representation pertaining to the 100% sewage treatment project and PRTS on Thursday.
The minister informed that the Telangana government has taken up 100% sewage treatment for Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration (HUA). This will also ensure prevention of pollution of Musi river and other water bodies in Hyderabad metropolitan development jurisdiction.
“A comprehensive master plan was prepared that includes construction of 62 STPs laying of lateral sewer mains, branch sewer mains, trunk sewer mains for collection of sewer and conveying up to STPs. The priority is being given to GHMC limits and beyond GHMC limits and within ORR limits will be taken up in other phases,” KTR said.
He said in the Phase I, 31 STPs with about 1250 MLDs capacity in three packages are being taken up at a cost of Rs 3,800 crore. “These works of 3 STP packages are tendering stage under Hybrid Annuity Mode while the STP package IV and sewer network three packages about to Rs 4,818 crore have already commenced,” he said.
On PRTS, the minister said the Hyderabad metro rail has a network of 69 km and 46 km multi-modal transport system (MMTS). In addition to this, the Telangana government was exploring options for smart urban mobility solutions such as PRTS and ropeway to act as feeder services to the metro rail and MMTS.
The PRTS corridor proposed for a length of 10 kms which connects from state Assembly to Paradise metro station with a spur to Khairtabad metro station and MMTS station. The proposed corridor integrates with various transport systems like metro rail at Assembly station, Paradise and Khairtabad station and MMTS at James street station and Khairtabad station, the minister said.
He said the Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Limited (IPRRCL) is the consultant for preparation of feasibility study and detailed project report for the proposed corridor.
“Since the high-powered committee of MoRTH, has formulated recommended standards and specifications for the PRT system in the country. Use your good offices with MoRTH to provide standards, specifications and legal frameworks at the earliest to take up the project,” KTR urged.


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