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Thursday, 23-May-2019


New Delhi| The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) today claimed to have saved around Rs 100 crore in the execution of a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Outer Delhi' Mukundpur area, touted as the Asia's biggest.

According to DJB, the project cost of Coronation Pillar STP, which can treat up to 70 MG of sewage per day, was Rs 602 crore, but the tender for the project was awarded at Rs 515 crore.

The official said treated water from the plant will flow into the Yamuna river. The project is expected to be completed in 30 months.

Approximately 700 MG of waste water is generated in Delhi per day and the Coronation Pillar STP will be responsible for treating a 10 per cent of the waste water generated in the national capital.

"The plant is an example of an advanced STP which has state-of-the-art phosphate and nitrogen removal facilities.

The STP is designed to treat water up to BOD/TSS level of 10/10," the DJB said in a statement.

The colonies which will benefit from the plant include Shakti Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Roop Nagar, DU Campus, Nehru Nagar, Swaroop Nagar, Bhalaswa, Sant Nagar and Wazirabad Group of Colonies.