DG, NMCG Reviews Construction Work Of Coronation Pillar STP

Director-General of National Mission for Clean Ganga, G. Asok Kumar visited the Coronation Pillar Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Delhi to take stock of the ongoing construction work.

Coronation Pillar is one of the biggest STPs in the country. It will treat 318 MLD of wastewater at an estimated cost of Rs. 515 crore, out of which Rs 414 crore is the capital cost. Fifty per cent of the capital cost is being borne by National Mission for Clean Ganga. Work on Coronation Pillar was sanctioned in December 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in February this year.

“The pollution in River Yamuna has been a concern for the NGT and the Centre. The work on 318 MLD Coronation STP is nearing completion and shall be completed by February end. With the completion of this project, 318 MLD of wastewater will stop going into River Yamuna.” He added that NMCG along with DJB has been working 10 other STP projects also in the National Capital and the work went on considerably well even during the Covid-19 restrictions. These projects are being monitored by the Hon. NGT.  Work on Okhla STP, Asia’s biggest STP is also going on quite well and these projects will help in restoring the Nirmalta of River Yamuna,” Kumar said.

Delhi, presently, generates an estimated sewage flow of 3273 MLD out of which 2340 MLD sewage is treated against the installed capacity of 2624 MLD. There is a discharge of 933 MLD untreated sewage into the river Yamuna. A total of 12 projects for the treatment of 1385 MLD sewage have been taken up at a cost of Rs. 2354 crore under Namami Gange Program in Delhi, to abate the pollution in River Yamuna.


Source: PIB
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