NEW DELHI: Delhi has got 11 projects for cleaning of the Yamuna river. At present, 51 crore litres of untreated sewage is discharged into the river everyday, making the entire stretch in the city highly polluted. Post completion of the projects noun treated sewage will be allowed to flow into the river.
Most of the projects include creation of new sewage treatment plant (STP), upgradation of existing ones and rehabilitation of trunk sewer.
These projects area part of Yamuna Action Plan (YAP)-III that costs around Rs 1,656 crore.The project will be executed in three drainage zones namely Kondli, Rithala and Okhla in the capital. The executing agency for these projects is the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
Presently, sewage generation in Delhi is about 327 crore litres per day against the existing treatment capacity of 276 crore litres per day. Taking care of the city’s future demand,the new STP projects in the capital will increase the sewage treatment capacity by over 138 crore litres of sewage per day.