The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is all set to accept applications for new water connections `online from February 20.
Initially, the Water Board will accept applications for 15 mm new water connections. The applicants can either visit the Water Board office at Khairatabad or offices of 14 operations and maintenance (OM) divisions for applying online.
Though the Water Board is working out the feasibility of applicants downloading applications from the boards portal (www.hyderabadwater.gov.in), initially we will start the process of online registration from our own offices, HMWSSBB executive director K Ashok Reddy told TOI.
However, applicants have to pay the processing fee for online applications. Once, the application process is completed, then a copy would be forwarded to the concerned OM division in-charge to get a feasibility report, he said.
In the present system, it takes at least 30 days to sanction a new water connection. However, in the new system, a new connection would be sanctioned within a week or 10 days. The applicant has to visit a nearby OM division office to know the status of the application.