Karnataka: New STPs to treat Bengaluru’s sewage

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SiddaramaiahKarnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah laid the foundation for construction of four new sewage treatment plants (STPs) with a total capacity of 440 million litres per day (MLD).

These STPs will come up in Vrishabhavathi Valley, Koramangala, Challaghatta valley, Hebbal and Doddabele at a cost of Rs 1,202 crore under the Mega City Revolving Fund. The event was held on the existing sewage water treatment plant premises at Vrishabhavathi Valley near Nayandahalli, off Mysuru Road. The projects will be executed by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and will take 10 years to complete.

The move is meant to augment the city’s sewage treatment capacity. Bengaluru generates 1440 MLD of sewage, of which only 850 MLD is being treated at the existing plants. After the commissioning of all these plants, Bengaluru’s sewage treatment capacity is expected to increase to 1,573 MLD by 2020.

Mahendra Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Urban Development, said by 2020, Bengaluru will be equipped to treat all the sewage it generates. “In addition to sewage treatment, the plants will also generate power using state-of-the-art technology,“ Jain said.

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