National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) furthered its effort to reduce pollution in river Ganga before Kumbha with the inauguration of the projects in Prayagraj, including 175 KM of sewerage network. The projects will now carry 7.8 crore litres sewage water per day to existing STPs (Sewage Treatment Plants) at Salori, Kodra & Ponghat for treatment which earlier ended up in Ganga.
The projects were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Governor UP Ram Naik, CM of UP Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CM Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya, Minister of Urban Development Suresh K Khanna among other dignitaries.
Modi also laid the foundation stone for two projects in the trans Ganga/Yamuna area under One City-One Operator scheme with sanctioned cost of Rs767.59 crores. The project is based on Hybrid Annuity based PPP mode that includes Operations and Maintenance of all the sewerage infrastructure for 15 years. These projects include I&D (Intersection and diversion) of sewage network, seven sewage pumping stations and three STPs of total capacity 72 million litres per day (MLD) (Naini-42 MLD, Phaphamau-14 MLD and Jhusi-16 MLD).
With these projects, there will be comprehensive sewerage coverage of Prayagraj, including areas on the other side of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.
The sanctioned projects will also involve rehabilitation and Operations & Maintenance of existing sewage treatment infrastructure at the cost of Rs904 crores. Rehabilitation projects include six existing STPs with a total capacity of 254 MLD located at Naini, Numayadahi, Rajapur, Kodra, Ponghat and Salori and operations & maintenance of 10 existing sewage pumping stations.
Under Namami Gange Programme, 10 projects have been already sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs2915.78 crore for creation of 779km sewerage network and construction of eight STPs having total capacity of 191 MLD.
Four projects have been completed during 2016 leading to the creation of sewage treatment capacity of 119 MLD and a laying of 129km of sewerage network.
Two Projects pertaining to Sewerage District A & B in Prayagraj 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.