India's Largest Sewage Treatment Plant to Come Up at Okhla
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Wednesday approved setting up of a new sewage treatment plant (STP) at Okhla which, it claimed, will be the largest such plant in India.
Image of a sludge treatment facility by Suez Degremont
The plant will be able to treat 124 million gallons of wastewater per day and will come up at a cost of Rs 1,161 crore in three years, the DJB's vice-chairman Dinesh Mohaniya said.
"It will be largest treatment plant in India and one of the largest in the world," the DJB said in a statement.
The new STP will be set up under the Yamuna Action Plan - III scheme. The plant will treat the waste water that goes into the Yamuna directly. It's a major step towards cleaning the river, Mohaniya said.
The STP will remove 41,200 kg per day organic pollutant load and 61,600 kg per day solid load on the Yamuna.
It will cater to around 40 lakh residents of Chandni Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Daryaganj, NDMC areas, Lodhi Colony, Nizamuddin, Okhla, Badarpur, Kalkaji, Malviya Nagar, Katwaria Sarai, Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash and South Delhi from Munirka to Badarpur etc.
The work has been awarded to Suez group's Degremont.
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