Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat laid foundation stone for “India’s largest Sewage Treatment Plant” at Okhla. The facility will come up at a cost of Ra 1,161 crore.
France-based Suez Group will execute work for setting up the plant and the work is expected to be completed in 42 months.
The plant has a capacity of 124 million gallons per day (MGD) and it would replace the four existing plants in Okhla, which have the same combined capacity.
At present, Delhi generates 720 MGD of sewage. The new plant will cater to around 40 lakh residents.
In his address, Kejriwal said that Delhi Jal Board is planning to release treated sewage back into Yamuna and then treat it again and supply it for drinking. The DJB is working to put treated sewage from Coronation Pillar STP to Yamuna at Palla, the point at which the river enters Delhi and then draw it at Wazirabad, which is downstream. It will be then treated in a water treatment plant and supplied for drinking purpose, he said.
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