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    Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has announced its ‘Monsoon Plan – 2024’ initiative to help with water logging and other rain-related issues in Hyderabad. The focus will be on drinking water supply and sewage management to ensure clean and safe water for residents.

    Water Board managing director Sudarshan Reddy emphasized the importance of maintaining clean water supply and managing sewage overflow. Complaints about contaminated water supply and sewage overflow must be resolved within half an hour. Safety grills will be installed on manholes, and warning signs will be placed at dangerous spots to prevent accidents.

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    The Water Board and GHMC will monitor 120 waterlogging points regularly, remove waste from manholes, and prevent garbage from entering water pipelines. Residents are urged not to open manhole lids and report any damaged or open manholes to the Water Board customer care number.

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    GHMC has 5,767 km of sewerage network, while suburban municipalities have 4,200 km. There are over 6,34,919 manholes in the area, with safety grills already installed on most deep manholes in GHMC. Efforts are underway to install grills on manholes in suburban municipalities as well.

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    A special ‘Central Safety Protocol Cell’ has been set up to monitor monsoon works, with a focus on ensuring safety measures are followed. An Emergency Response Team will also be active during the rainy season to provide relief in times of crises.

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