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Rs 60-cr sewage plant to be set up in Old Gurgaon

A detailed project report by the civic body said the plant that will have a capacity to treat 50 million litres of sewage per day.

Written by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon |
July 16, 2014 1:27:02 am

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is planning to set up a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Old Gurgaon at a cost of Rs 60 crore.

The civic body has already prepared a detailed project report (DPR) for the plant that will have a capacity to treat 50 million litres of sewage per day.

The plant will be set up in Dhanwapur village, 3 km from Gurgaon. The site is close to an existing STP that treats 30 million litres of sewage per day. That plant started operations in 2004. “It would take three years to build the new plant that would come up on 70 acres,” an official said.

Saying that the existing plant is running above capacity, MCG Commissioner Praveen Kumar said, “The step has been taken keeping in mind the need for a sewage treatment system that matches international standards.”

“The existing STP is old. It will be upgraded once the new plant is completed. When both plants run to full capacity, Old Gurgaon won’t face any sewage-related problems for at least 30-35 years,” Baljeet Singh Singroha, chief engineer at MCG, said. The new plant will stop dirty water from flowing into the Yamuna through the Nazafgarh drain, he said.

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