Hyderabad would soon get 31 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in the city. The works related to the construction of STPs is in full swing and the plants are expected to be ready by 2023 June.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS and SB) are executing the construction of the STPs at a cost of Rs.3,866.41 crores. Of the 31 STPs, plant in Durgam Cheruvu is likely to be completed in February and would be operational from this month.
The HMWS&SB official said, “The Durgam Cheruvu STP is being constructed with 7 Million Litres Per Day (MLD) capacity and over 95 percent of works have been completed.”
The decision to construct STPs in the Telugu State was taken by the K. Chandrashekar Rao led Telangana Government. It is to be noted, currently 1,950 million gallons of sewage are generated daily within Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration and among it, 1,650 million gallons are produced in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area. Out of this 1,650 million gallon of sewage, 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated through the existing 25 sewage treatment plants in GHMC limits.
The new STPs would help to achieve the aim of making Hyderabad, the first city in the country, that treats 100% its sewage. These 31 STPs are being constructed in three packages. In Package I, eight STPs are being constructed in Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra and Uppal circles with a cost of Rs.1,230.21 crores and the total capacity of these STPs is 402.50 MLDs.
In Package II, six STPs are being constructed at a cost of Rs.1,355.33 crore in Rajendranagar and LB Nagar circles with a capacity of 480.50 MLDs. In Package III, 17 STPs are being constructed at a cost of Rs.1,280.87 crore in Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, and Serilingampally circles with a capacity of 376.5 MLDs.
The new construction of 31 STPs would ensure sewage treatment in the future, approximately till 2036.
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