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Utility and Emergency Services in Telangana

Utility refers to basic services used by people such as electricity, water and gas. Telangana state will take some time to have its own streamlined machinery in place for providing general services to people. Till that time, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh share the responsibility of serving its denizens with all the basic amenities.

Let us know more about provision of water, gas, power generation, Housing Society, Banks etc. in Telangana along with important phone numbers.


SBH

Banks in Telangana

State bank of Hyderabad: Principal Banker in Telangana

State Bank of Hyderabad is an associate bank of State Bank of India, the largest lender bank in India. Under the banking arena, the State Bank of Hyderabad is likely to become the main banker in the young state of Telangana. This is because, State Bank of Hyderabad has streamlined banking operations in seven out of the ten districts in Telangana. The salaries in Telangana will be distributed to employees through the State Bank of Hyderabad.

State Bank of Hyderabad will also function as convener to the newly constituted State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC). The SLBC will coordinate and supervise various development activities of Government agencies as well as Banks in Telangana.

Fast Facts about State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH)

  • Total Number of Branches of SBH in Telangana: 650
  • Total Number of Branches of SBH in Seemandhra: 384
  • Main Branch of SBH is at: Gunfoundry in Hyderabad (Built by Nizam)

Also Read: Banks in Warangal | Banks in Hyderabad | State Bank of Hyderabad Branches in Hyderabad

Telangana State Portal

TG Portal


A state which has Hyderabad as its capital will indeed utilize technology to reach basic services to its people. Well, you already know that Hyderabad is a hub of IT Parks which have attracted investment from the best IT companies around the globe.

E-governance is the key word for proper governance and is being followed by every other state in our country. Telangana too has joined in and the first step towards this has been to develop a government portal where citizens can know about various state schemes started for them can download forms, pay bills and taxes and even lodge complaints.

From this government portal, you can get application forms for applying/cancellation/renewal of Driving License, vehicle registration, passport, ration card, birth/death certificate etc.

Click here for Application forms:

Download Forms
Telangana State Portal

Telangana Postal Circle


Postal

The entire government machinery is being constituted so that various government departments are able to reach basic facilities to the people residing in Telangana. These services are important not only for citizens residing in towns and cities, but also for those inhabiting rural and remote areas.

Who can deny the reach that India's Postal department is equipped with? Yes, it reaches the remotest regions of the state and has widened the scope of its functions too by going beyond dealing with only parcels, speed posts and registered posts. For instance, the Asheervachanam scheme has been used till date for sending donations (through money orders) to famous religious places in India which include Tirupathi, Ajmer Shareif etc. and the devotees can even collect 'prasadam' from these temples in return! This happens only in India, agree?

A proposal for establishment of Telangana Postal Circle has been sent to the Centre. Important facets such as staff division and other financial implications will be delved into before Telangana Postal Circle is constituted.

Not only this. Handicrafts and rural arts are being sold from thePostal Office e-commerce sites and are much in demand all over the globe.

Many other services are in the pipeline which include sale of reservation tickets for bus tickets in post offices, sale of non-judicial stamp papers, sale of 'special darshan' tickets of state tourism, setting up ATMs etc. All these ways will bring in more revenue for the postal department for increased profitability.

Well, in Telangana there is good market for selling Nirmal toys and Nirmal handicrafts, Kondapalli toys, hand loom, Venkatagiri and Pochampally sarees etc. through e-commerce websites of postal department.

Also Read: Post Offices in Warangal

Will Telangana Get a New PIN Code

Well, after bifurcation, this is quite a pertinent question! The Postal Index Number (PIN) Codes for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will remain unchanged and the old PIN Codes will continue for both states. It is intended to improve services, open more post offices, extend services to more regions in the state.

Even other newly formed states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttaranchal States were not given new PIN code series.

Fast Facts about Post Offices in Telangana
  • Number of Post Offices in Telangana: 5,220
  • Letters handled per day in Telangana Post Offices: 9,97,005 letters
Thus, if the quantum of operations is considered, there is every likelihood that two circles would be constituted. However, only the Centre has a say in the allotment of new PIN Codes for states. Till then, the old six-digit PIN numbers will continue!

Number of Post Offices in Districts of Telangana

  • Adilabad district: 517
  • Hyderabad district: 213
  • K.V.Rangareddy district: 367
  • Karim Nagar district: 742
  • Khammam district: 602
  • Mahabub Nagar district: 829
  • Medak district: 588
  • Nalgonda district: 736
  • Nizamabad district: 481
  • Warangal district: 763

Electricity Supply in Telangana



Electricity


Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) has been incorporated under Companies Act, 2013. It was founded on 19th May, 2014 and started functioning from 2nd June, 2014.

TSGENCO aims to attain self sufficiency in power, an overall capacity addition of 12,000 MW and also provide consistent power supply for agriculture and industries. It also intends to generate power for supplying for commercial purposes and domestic use.
  • New power projects are in the offing.
  • The aim is to generate Eco-friendly and economically viable power.
  • Existing units have to be renovated and modernized too to augment performance.
Total Installed capacity of TSGENCO: 4365.3 MW

Address:
Chairman and Managing DirectorSri. D. Prabhakar Rao
Vidyut Soudha, Khairatabad
Hyderabad-500 082
Phone: +91 040 23499890,9104023391174
Fax: +91 040 23499166
E-mail: cmd@tsgenco.telangana.gov.in
Website: http://www.tsgenco.telangana.gov.in/

Thermal Power Plants in Telangana



Thermal Power Plant

Let us know about various Thermal Power plants in Telangana state:

  • RTS- B, Ramagundam, Karimnagar district Phone: 08728-255224
Capacity: 62.5 MW, Units: 1
  • KTPP, Chelpur, Warangal district Phone: 08713-244002
Capacity: 500 MW, Units: 1
  • KTPS (O&M),Paloncha, Khammam district Phone: 08744-254043
; Capacity: 720 MW, Units: 8
  • KTPS V & VI, Paloncha, Khammam district Phone: 08744-255275
Capacity: 1000 MW, Units: 3

Hydel Power Plants in Telangana

Hydel power Plant

Here is a list of Hydel Power Plants in newly formed Telangana State.
  • Pochampad, Nizamabad district Phone: 08463-246126
Capacity: 36 MW, Units: 4
  • Nizam Sagar HES, Hasan Palli, Nizamabad district Phone: 08465-275462
Capacity: 10 MW, Units: 2
  • Singur HES, Pulkal , Medak district Phone: 08450-273966
Capacity: 15 MW, Units: 2
  • PJHEP, Revulapallay Village, Mahaboobnagar district
Capacity: 234 MW, Units: 6
  • Srisailam Left bank HES, Srisailam Dam west, Srisailam, Mahaboobnagar districtPhone:08524-286018 Capacity: 900 MW Units: 6
  • Nagarjunasagar Left canal, Pylon colony, Nalgonda district
Phone: 08680-275432 Capacity: 60MW Units: 2
  • NSHES, Pylon Colony, Nalgonda district
Phone: 08680-276065Capacity: 815.6 MWUnits: 8
  • Paleru, Capacity: 2 MW
  • Peddapalli MHS, Capacity: 9.16 MW

Proposed Solar Parks in Telangana

Solar Power Plant

The government is trying its best to overcome power crisis in the newly formed state. For this purpose, traditional sources of power such as solar power and hydel power are being considered.

Some farmers in Telangana and neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have already installed solar agriculture pump sets which are working well.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India for setting up of a 1000 MW Solar Park in Gattu Mandal of Mahbubnagar district. This solar park is proposed to be the largest Solar Park in India!

Another Pune-based Renewable Energy Company named Enrich Energy Private Limited has also secured approval to set up 60 MW Solar Power Project under this concept of constructing a 'Solar Park' in Telangana.

Details of Solar Power Plants in Telangana

  • Solar Plant at PJHEP, Revulapally, Mahaboobnagar district
Phone: 08546-279201 Capacity:1MWp

Projects under TSGENCO in Telangana include

  • Lower Jurala Hydro Electric Project (6x40MW)
  • Kothagudem Thermal Power Station Stage-VII (1x800MW)
  • Pulichinthala Hydro Electric Project
  • Kakatiya Thermal Power Project Stage-II

Important Phone Numbers in Power Sector

Sri.Ch. Venkata Rajam (Director --- Hydel)
Phone: 9440817019, 040-23499353, 040-23499359

Sri. M. Sachidanandam (Director - Thermal)
Phone: 9440610754, 040-23499361, 040-23499364, 040-23499362


Telecom

Telecom Services in Telangana

Meeseva refers to 'service at the doorstep'. The government of Telangana is all prepared to afford best possible service to its denizens. Meeseva is a good governance initiative that brings 'Public Services Closer to Home' with a single portal!

Meeseva Service Portal of Government

AP Telecom circle BSNL: http://www.ap.bsnl.co.in/

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is the oldest operator as far as telephones are concerned. BSNL phone numbers start with prefix '2', Tata Indicom (previously known as Tata Teleservices) numbers start with prefix '6', Reliance Infocomm numbers start with prefix '3' and AirTel numbers start with prefix '4'. MTNL (Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd.), Uninor etc. are also big players in the Telecom field.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has not specified any new changes in telecom services after bifurcation of these two states on June 2. Customers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh DO NOT have to pay roaming charges although they are in two different circles in absence of any such notification from TRAI. Rejoice!

Bharti Airtel will be offering 4G LTE services in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh within six to eight months. The company caters to Mumbai, Punjab, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata where it is already offering 4G services. In Telangana, it will start its services from Hyderabad and also offer other towns with 4G LTE along with 3G data and voice services. 95% population is already covered by 2G services.


Housing

Housing Board in Telangana

The first ever Housing Scheme in Telangana is aimed at constructing houses for those who reside in thatched huts or are homeless. The price of this 125 square yards 2 bedroom house with a toilet is 3 lakhs! 5000 such houses are being constructed in Gajwel (Medak district). A committee will identify the beneficiaries of this housing scheme. Counters have been opened to receive applications from the poor section of people.

Address of Housing Boards in Hyderabad

Telangana Housing Board
4th Floor, Housing Board Commercial Complex,
Main Road, Kukatpally, Opposite Shiva Parvathi Theatre,
Hyderabad - 500072
Phone: +(91)-9849988261, +(91)-40-23057233, 23055740

Andhra Pradesh Housing Board
Gruhakalpa, Mukaram Jahi Road,
Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500001
Phone:040 2460 3571

Andhra Pradesh Housing Board
New Nallakunta, Hyderabad, Telangana

Air Force Naval Housing Board
Lower Tank Bund, Kavadiguda,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500080

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) was formed in 2008 and is the second largest urban development area in India, after the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Hyderabad Airport Development Authority (HADA), Cyberabad Development Authority (CDA) and Buddha Poornima Project Authority (BPPA) were all merged together to form the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA).

HDMA supervises, co-ordinates, plans and looks after planned development of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region. Hyderabad is the capital town of Telangana and also of Andhra Pradesh for next 10 years. HDMA also has to co-ordinate development activities of Municipal Corporations, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, Municipalities and local authorities and Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation along with allocating finances for infrastructural development.
Four zonal offices of HDMA are in Medchal, Shankerpally, Ghatkesar and Shamshabad.

Address:
Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority

Block ‘A’, District Commercial Complex,
Tarnaka, Secunderabad - 500017 Telangana, India
E-mail: hmdahyd@hmda.gov.in

Important Phone Numbers

Metropolitan Commissioner: 27003313
FAX: 27001880
E-mail: mc@hmda.gov.in

Project Director and Special Collector (Outer Ring Road Project)
Phone: 27002746
FAX: 27002745
E-mail: pdorr@hmda.gov.in

Domestic Gas in Telangana

Gas

In the land of 'Biryani' who can deny the need for domestic gas cylinder. However, great biryani is the outcome of 'dum pukht' cooking - cooking in low heat with the container sealed to desist the aroma from leaking! The pace of life is fast today and domestic gas helps us do our cooking and other daily chores faster.

Here's the list of addresses of gas Offices in your city. Web addresses will help you reach out to the dealer nearest to you in your city!

HP Gas Office in Telangana

130/1, Ground Floor, HPCL Complex,
Next to St. Patriks School, Sebastain Road,
Secunderabad, Hyderabad - 500003
Phone: +(91)-(40)-27716349, 27714874


Customer Relation Centre - LPG
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
2nd Floor, ‘Reliance Humsafar’, H.No. 8-2-618/2,
Road No. 11,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad – 500 034
Phone: 04023323497

You can book gas through SMS by following the following steps:
  • Register your mobile number by typing REG>space<DistributorSAPCode>space<ConsumerNumber
  • Vodafone, MTNL, Idea, Airtel and Tata Users have to send this SMS to 52725 and Airtel and other mobile users have to send this SMS to 57333.
  • You will receive a confirmation SMS on your mobile phone

Water Supply in Telangana

Krishna River

Hyderabad receives water from diverse sources including Krishna river from Nagarjunasagar which accounts for nearly 60% of water supply. The Hyderabad Metro Water and Sewerage Board supplies the requisite Million Gallons Daily (MGD), still the problem of shortage of water in the districts of telangana continues.

Water supply is needed for domestic purposes as also for industrial and agricultural purposes. The completion of Phase-III of Krishna drinking water project is awaited for supply of additional requirement of water in the region.

Other sources of water supply are Osmansagar, Himayatsagar, Singur and Manjeera. However, water is available in these reservoirs only for 190 days in a year and river Krishna ensures supply for around 250 days.

Mega Water Scheme in Telangana

Telangana government has started a water grid project which intends to provide water to every home. This will be world's longest water grid pipeline --- 1,26,036-kms.! This is a protected drinking water project with 24 water grids in Telangana which will enable at least 70 litres of water per person and satisfy water requirements of people for the next 30 years.

Ruarl Water Supply and Sanitation

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department (founded in 2007) provides drinking water and sanitation facilities in rural areas. Drinking water is provided through bore wells with hand pumps and other government schemes. The department ensures supply of safe and clean drinking water to people residing in rural areas, schools in villages and 'aanganwadis'.

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department
Engineer-in-Chief, RWS&S
SRTGN Bhavan, III rd Floor, Errum-Manzil Colony,
Hyderabad,Telangana-82
Phone: 040-23396655,23350485
E-mail: eic_rwss@telangana.gov.in

Pulichintala Project on river Krishna is a recently commissioned project (before bifurcation of AP) and impounding of water into the Pulichintala project caused villages in Nalgonda to be submerged in water. Rehabilitation and resettlement work along with compensation to those effected will be undertaken by the government.

The dispute over and Godavari waters between Telangana and other regions has been an ongoing one. The Krishna Waters Dispute Tribunal awarded share in river Krishna to 3 states namely, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Sriramsagar project and Sri Arthur Cotton Barrage are the only major constructions across the Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. In 2005, the woes of farmers in Telangana and Rayalaseema regions was addressed by initiating 'jalayagnam' comprising of 86 irrigation projects. Among these, Pranahita-Chevella, Dummugudem, Yellampally, Kanthalapally projects are in Telangana. Power shortage is one of the reasons why these projects take long time for completion - a challenge for Telangana. All these projects are lift irrigation schemes requiring huge quantity of power.

Also Read:
Services in Warangal | Services in Hyderabad

Emergency Services in Telangana

You never know when an emergency will strike! So, it is sensible and practical tooo to be well prepared with important phone numbers of Police stations, fire stations, ambulances etc. with you.


Fire Station in Telangana

Fire Services in Telangana

There are only 93 of fire stations located in Telangana. Telangana State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department is always at the beck and call of citizens during any emergency. The fire service stations have been overhauled post-bifurcation and many more personnel will be recruited. Thirty new fire stations will be opened in Telangana. In Hyderabad, presently, there are 18 fire stations. Vizag, Srikakulam and Kakinada will have more fire stations in liew of the presence of many hazardous chemical and pharma units.

Emergency services in various districts of Telangana:

Telangana Police

Police in Telangana serves as the law enforcement agency in the state. They have jurisdiction in the ten Revenue districts of the state which comprise of two or more Sub-Divisions, several Circles and Police Stations. The Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) heads a Sub-Division.

Hyderabad City Police serves as local law enforcement agency for Hyderabad city.Commissionerate for Warangal Urban, Karimnagar and Khammam have also been proposed by the Telangana government. Hyderabad Police Commissioner is M Mahinder Reddy.

IPS officer Anurag Sharma is the first DGP (Director General of Police) of Telangana and will head the police force in the state. Department of Police Recruitment Board in Telangana has started work on recruitment of Police constables, drivers for police vehicles and Sub Inspectors etc. Telangana Police has launched a mobile application that will help police trace stolen or abandoned vehicles during regular checking by the police force.

Also Read: Police Stations in Warangal | Police Stations in Hyderabad

Ambulance Services in Telangana

Ambulance

Proper and timely emergency services can save lives. GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) deals with Emergency Management Services in India. Efficient, speedy and reliable ambulance services are provided by EMRI. Emergency Doorstep ambulance 108 is synonymous with state-of-the-art emergency services not only in Telangana but also in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha.

Blood Banks in Telangana

Timely supply of blood belonging to the correct blood group can save a patients life. Red Cross have some Blood Banks across the state and other parts of the country. Blood Camps are organized to collect blood from healthy donors.

Red Cross Blood Banks in Telangana

  • Adilabad, Mancheryala (Dr.Rakesh Reddy) Phone: 9989529980
  • Hyderabad (Dr. Pitchi Reddy) Phone: 040-27633087

Fax: 27627973/9000911353/900911356

  • Karimnagar (Dr.E.Narendar Rao) Phone: 0878-6451199/ 9246931749
  • Mahabubnagar (Dr.Veerappa) Phone: 08542-246225/ 9985360368
  • Nalgonda (Dr.Y.Sudhakar) Phone: 08682-200260/9440471197/9032773717
  • Nizamabad (Dr.Priyadarshini) Phone: 9885441414
  • Warangal (Dr.D.Sanath Kumar / Dr.Smitha) Phone: 0870-2456765/9490133773
  • NTR Trust has Blood banks in Hyderabad, Vizag and Vijayawada.

Institute of Preventive Medicine takes care of collection, screening and supply of safe blood in the State, conducts training programs for staff of blood banks n transfusion medicine, sets up anti-rabies clinics and also monitors water quality in fluoride affected areas.

Address:
Institute of Preventive Medicine

Narayanaguda, Hyderabad
(Extension at Nacharam, Hyderabad)

Central Blood Bank: 27557733

Dr. Mrs.P.Sucharitha Murthy,Director
Phone: 27560191 Office/FAX: 27567894

Blood Groups like ‘AB’ negative, ‘O’ negative and ‘B’ negative are rare and not easily available during emergencies. Thalassemia patients have to wait for a week due to shortage of blood in blood banks. The NGOs are coming forward and organizing camps from major donors who are college students.

Telangana is picking up straws and slowly yet steadily climbing up the ladder in terms of economic, IT, industrial as well as infrastructural growth.

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