Sewer lines to be laid in Haridwar & Rishikesh at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore
The work of laying sewer lines in Rishikesh and Haridwar at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore will be started from 2021 onward. A memorandum of understanding regarding this has been signed between the Namami Gange Mission and the German bank KfW. Under this scheme, every colony and house in Rishikesh and Haridwar will be connected to the sewer line system.
According to sources, sewer lines will be laid in Rishikesh and Haridwar at a cost of Rs 1,500. This project will include laying of sewer lines measuring 180 kilometres in length in the urban area and 30 kilometres in the rural areas of Rishikesh at a cost of Rs 350 crore. In addition to this, a two MLD capacity sewer treatment plant will also be built in Rishikesh. At the same time, sewer line covering a length of 440 kilometre will be laid in Haridwar at a cost of Rs 1,150 crore. Work will begin after the Kumbh Mela slated to be held in Haridwar during 2021. This work will be done by the Government of India under the Namami Gange project.
General manager KK Rastogi informed that an MoU had been signed between Namami Gange and the German bank for laying 750 kilometre long sewer line at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore in Rishikesh and Haridwar. Under this scheme a 440 kilometre long sewer lines will be laid in Haridwar and 210 kilometre long sewer lines will be laid in Rishikesh.He said that all the necessary paper work and tender process for this project will be completed by the department before the 2021 Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Work on the project will be started as soon as the Kumbh Mela concludes, he added.
Monday, 30 December 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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