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Railways to recycle water at all major stations

The Railways Ministry has drawn up a massive plan to recycle and prevent wastage of water at major locations where there is water scarcity and heavy demand of water for domestic & non-domestic purposes.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, R.Velu in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Velu said Water Recycling Plants (WRP) have been planned to be installed at important locations. At New Delhi railway station, Water Recycling Plant is planned to be installed for which consultancy contract has been awarded to Tata Energy Research Institute.

One Water Recycling Plant each is proposed to be installed at Jabalpur (20 lakh litre/day), Katni (15 lakh litre/day), Satna (10 lakh litre/day), Bhopal (10 lakh litre/day), Itarsi (08 lakh litre/day), Udaipur (2.4 lakh litre/day), Jodhpur (1.5 litre/day), Puri (05 lakh litre/day), Waltair (10 lakh litre/day), New Delhi (under finalization), Secunderbad (05 lakh litre/day), Hubli (1.8 lakh litre/day), Bangalore (10 lakh litre/day), Yashwantpur ( 04 lakh litre/day) and Mysore (03 lakh litre/day).

The expenditure likely to be incurred on installation of Water Recycling Plants at above mentioned location is Rs. 10.81 crore except the cost of WRP proposed to be installed at New Delhi which is under finalization.

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