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PM Modi Inaugurates Two Sewerage Projects of Rs199.65 crore in Allahabad

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated two sewerage infrastructure projects worth Rs 199.65 crore under Namami Gange Programme in Prayagraj (Allahabad). The projects were inaugurated by Prime Minister in the presence of Governor UP Shri Ram Naik, CM of UP Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CM Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya, Minister of Urban Development Shri Suresh K Khanna among other dignitaries.

During the event, PM reiterated the commitment of the government towards clean Ganga and informed the public about various initiatives taken up under the Namami Gange Program. 

PM Modi also laid the foundation for two projects worth Rs1671.59 crore at an event. The first of these is an Interception & Diversion (I&D) project with STP for Naini, Phaphamau & Jhusi area District with a sanctioned cost of Rs. 767.59 crore and sewerage network length of 16.41 Km.

It will include three Sewage Treatment Plants of 72 MLD capacity, with one STP of 42 MLD at Naini, the second one with 14 MLD at Phaphamau and the third of 16 MLD at Jhusi. It will also have 7 Nos. of Sewage Pumping Stations and the contract will include O&M period of 15 Years. 

These projects will prevent 7.8 crore litres per day of sewage from flowing untreated into River Ganga.

One of the projects inaugurated is a sewerage system in sewerage District 'C' and Allahapur, with a sanctioned cost of Rs. 46.87 crore and sewerage network length of 134.19 km. The other project is a sewer network in District E of Prayagraj (Part 2) with a sanctioned cost of Rs. 52.78 crore and sewerage network length of 42.66 Km. 

Prayagraj has been divided into 7 Sewerage Districts (A to G) and 1 satellite Township (Jhunsi- District J) for planning and implementation of sewerage infrastructure. The sewage generation in the city is estimated to be 300 MLD by 2035. 

Under Namami Gange Programme, 10 STP projects have been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 2915.78 crore for creation of 779 Km sewerage network and construction of 8 STPs having total capacity of 191 MLD.  

Till now, 4 projects have been completed leading to the creation of sewage treatment capacity of 119 MLD. Two projects pertaining to Sewerage District A and B are under advance stage of execution and are expected to be completed by March 2019. These projects will lead to creation of 456 Km of sewerage network and would feed to existing STPs at Naini and Numayadahi. 

Other Works in Prayagraj by National Mission for Clean Ganga: Kumbh 2019 

1. Toilets: For 27,500 toilets and 20,000 Urinals, Financial assistance of Rs. 113 crore is given. 

2. Solid Waste Management: Financial assistance of Rs. 3.6 crore has been given for 16,000 dustbins & lining bags. 

3. IEC activities: For IEC activities, Financial Assistance of Rs. 16.68 crore is given. 

4. Bioremediation of drains: Projects have been sanctioned for 53 drains for bioremediation for 6 months. 

5. Ghats & Crematoria: Project for construction of 6 ghats and 3 crematoria of Rs 88.03 crores has been sanctioned. The works are in progress and expected to be completed by March 2019. 

6. River Surface & Ghat Cleaning: A trash skimmer has been deployed for collection of floating trash from the river surface and is in operation. In addition, for the regular cleaning of 21 ghats a project has been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs 3.3 crore. The project is under tendering. 

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