New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation three sewage infrastructure projects worth Rs 425.41 crore for Varanasi and lay foundation stone for another project on November 12.
Among the projects to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, the first is a 140 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Dinapur built at a cost of Rs 235.53 crore. The project includes 10 years Operation and Maintenance agreement.
The second project includes three sewage pumping stations at Chaukaghat (140 MLD), Phulwaria (7.6 MLD) and Saraiya (3.7 MLD). The total cost for the three pumping stations was estimated at Rs 34.01.
The third project is the construction of 28 km long relieving trunk sewer, rising mains and interceptor sewers along Varuna and Assi built at a cost of Rs 155.87 crore.
The newly built sewerage projects will result in increasing the sewage treatment capacity in the city from 102 MLD to 242 MLD. The long term O&M provision will ensure that the STP is not only created but is being operated and maintained properly. These projects will also result in treatment of 140 MLD the sewage before getting released in the river thereby reducing the pollution of the river Ganga.
During his visit to his constituency the Prime Minister will also lay foundation stone for Sewerage Management Scheme for Ramnagar to be executed at a cost of Rs 72.91 crore. This will include a 10 MLD STP and intercepting and diverting four drains.
There is no sewage treatment facility in the Ramnagar town. The proposed project will intercept the four main drains of Ramnagar town. The intercepted wastewater will be treated at the proposed 10 MLD STP. This will prevent pollution of river Ganga from drains in Ramnagar.
These projects along with two other ongoing projects of 120 MLD at Goitha and 50 MLD STP at Ramana will take the sewage treatment capacity in the city to 412 MLD, which will be adequate for the sewage treatment requirements till year 2035.