Hyderabad is in the verge of becoming a ‘tanker-free’ city. The abundant level of rains , with reserves and ‘’HMWS&SB’s sound water supply management in the city and GHMC outermost areas, Hyderabad may soon put an end to water tankers.

The HMWS&SB director (revenue) B Vijay Kumar Reddy said that water tankers used for domestic purpose in the city is gradually diminishing with time. “The fact that we have not renewed licence of 50 tankers to run trips tantamount to the massive dip in demand. We are even mulling over to streamline the regulations to hire the tankers,” he said.

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“These tankers are sent to those areas where there is absolutely no supply network. Tailend areas and habitations located on hilltop areas get free water,” a senior official explained. A year ago, the scenario was chaotic. The rush for tankers from GHMC peripheral circles like Kukatpally, Kapra, LB Nagar, Alwal, Malkajgiri, Patancheru and Qutubullapur was berzerk for HMWS&SB to deal with.

The water board was ahead of its time in paying water supply projects in certain peripheral circles much ahead of summer and employ them perfectly. Notwithstanding the dip in the number of bookings requesting for tankers this time round, call from non-domestic purchasers in the city and GHMC outlying areas is also on the wane.

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“Individual properties are getting enough water and there is no necessity for the owners to book the tankers. For apartment blocks, water is supplied for one-and-a-half hours. Only some apartments are seeking tankers,” the official added. #KhabarLive