Rs 1,050 cr worth clean Ganga projects awarded in Patna
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday awarded projects worth Rs 1,050 crore to develop adequate sewage treatment infrastructure in Patna to keep the Ganga river clean under Namami Gange programme.
According to a Ministry of Water Resources statement, the amount will be spent on setting up two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), renovation of one existing STP, construction of two pumping stations and for laying new underground sewage network of about 400 km.
"Contracts to build the STP of 60 million litres per day (MLD) capacity and laying of new underground sewage network of 227 km in Saidpur zone of the city have been awarded to UEM India Pvt. Ltd. and Jyoti Build Tech Pvt. Ltd at a total cost of Rs 600 crore," the statement said.
"Three other firms -- Larsen & Turbo Ltd, Voltas Ltd and GAA Germany JV -- have been awarded separate projects in Beur zone of the city worth over Rs 450 crore to build one STP of 23 MLD, renovate existing STP of 20 MLD and lay down new underground sewage network of about 180 km," it added.
The scope of work also includes creation of main pumping stations of 83 MLD and 50 MLD capacity in Saidpur and Beur zones respectively. The contracts include the cost of operation and maintenance of STPs and sewage networks for a period of 10 years."
"These projects not only aim to treat the current sewage generation in respective zones of Patna, but also take into account the sewage estimates of next one decade, considering the expected rise of population in the city," it said.
Patna city, spread in an area of more than 100 sq km, is sub-divided into six sewerage zones -- Digha, Beur, Saidpur, Kankarbagh, Pahari and Karmali Chak.
Contract for sewage related projects in Karmali Chak zone are expected to be awarded shortly, said the statement.