So as to clear the drains within the metropolis, the Noida authority has determined to build eight new sewage plants (STPs), mentioned authority officers on Monday, including that the choice comes three years after the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) in February 2020 ordered that sewage in drains even be handled as all these sewers empty untreated sewage into the Yamuna and Hindon rivers, thereby polluting the river waters and in addition contaminating the groundwater desk.
“We have now determined to build eight new STPs in order that we will treat sewage and recycle it for irrigation functions. The transfer will assist us in sustaining the well being of drains and rivers,” mentioned Lokesh M, chief govt officer of the Noida authority.
The work on six of those STPs will start within the subsequent two months after the authority selects the corporate that can take up the development work. They are going to be accomplished inside 18 months of beginning work on the bottom, officers mentioned.
The authority has engaged the Nationwide Environmental Analysis Institute (NERI) for conducting a research and getting ready the detailed mission studies (DPRs) of the eight STPs.
NERI is probably going to submit the DPRs subsequent week for additional approvals in order that the tender may be issued to choose the corporate for development work, Noida authority officers mentioned.
The authority will build STPs on drains flowing via Morna, sectors 34, 25, sector 91, 105, 108, close to Amit College, Harola and Sector 62 in Section One and later extra drains might be coated, if wanted. Other than eight STPs, NERI has additionally recommended in situ treatment of some drains.
These eight STPs might be small, with a capability to treat round 8 million litres every day (MLD) of sewer, and have a tentative price range of (*8*)₹2 crore every. Nevertheless, the ultimate estimates might be permitted within the DPR to be submitted subsequent week.
Noida authority already has eight STPs in sectors 51, 54, 123 and 168 to treat round 210MLD sewer. The authority treats the sewer from residential, industrial and different areas at these STPs and the handled water is launched into drains, which empty into the Yamuna.
With these eight small STPs, the authority will treat the sewer on the technology level and launch the water into drains to make town fully a zero discharge metropolis, mentioned authority officers.
“Our intention is to make sure that no untreated sewer goes into the drain. We’re treating the sewage that’s generated from residential and industrial areas. However sewer from unauthorised colonies reaches the drains that might be handled and recycled,” mentioned a Noida authority official, asking not to be named.