Utility and Emergency Services in Telangana
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.
Banks in Telangana
State bank of Hyderabad: Principal Banker in TelanganaState Bank of
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.
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
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.
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 FormsTelangana State Portal
Telangana Postal Circle
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
' from these temples in return! This happens only in
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
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
' tickets of state tourism, setting up ATMs etc. All these ways
will bring in more revenue for the postal department for increased
Well, in Telangana
there is good market for selling
Nirmal toys and Nirmal handicrafts, Kondapalli toys, hand loom,
sarees etc. through e-commerce websites of
Also Read: Post Offices in Warangal
Will Telangana Get a New PIN Code
after bifurcation, this is quite a pertinent question! The Postal Index
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
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
- K.V.Rangareddy district: 367
- Karim Nagar district: 742
- Mahabub Nagar district: 829
Electricity Supply in Telangana
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.
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.
Total Installed capacity of TSGENCO: 4365.3 MW Address:
- Existing units have to be renovated and modernized too to augment performance.
Chairman and Managing DirectorSri. D. Prabhakar Rao
Vidyut Soudha, Khairatabad
+91 040 23499890,9104023391174Fax:
+91 040 23499166E-mail:
Thermal Power Plants in Telangana
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
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
: 08680-275432 Capacity: 60MW Units: 2
- NSHES, Pylon Colony, Nalgonda district
: 08680-276065Capacity: 815.6 MWUnits: 8
- Peddapalli MHS, Capacity: 9.16 MW
Proposed Solar Parks in Telangana
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'
Details of Solar Power Plants in Telangana
- Solar Plant at PJHEP, Revulapally, Mahaboobnagar district
: 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 Services in TelanganaMeeseva
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
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 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 HyderabadTelangana Housing Board
4th Floor, Housing Board Commercial Complex,
Main Road, Kukatpally, Opposite Shiva Parvathi Theatre,
Hyderabad - 500072 Phone
: +(91)-9849988261, +(91)-40-23057233, 23055740Andhra Pradesh Housing Board
Gruhakalpa, Mukaram Jahi Road,
Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500001
Phone:040 2460 3571Andhra Pradesh Housing Board
New Nallakunta, Hyderabad, TelanganaAir Force Naval Housing Board
Lower Tank Bund, Kavadiguda,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500080Hyderabad 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, IndiaE-mail
Important Phone NumbersMetropolitan Commissioner
firstname.lastname@example.orgProject Director and Special Collector (Outer Ring Road Project)Phone:
Domestic Gas in Telangana
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 - 500003Phone:
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 034Phone
: 04023323497You 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
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 SanitationRural 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
SRTGN Bhavan, III rd Floor, Errum-Manzil Colony,
: email@example.comPulichintala 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 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:
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
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
- 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.
Institute of Preventive Medicine
(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.