By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 27 Nov: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reviewed the “Namami Gange’ project at a meeting held in the Secretariat on Tuesday. Under ‘Namami Gange’, 32 projects are being run in 15 cities on the banks of the Ganga River, while permission for Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) for Rispana and Bindal Rivers of Dehradun were granted in the month of September.
Under these projects, the work on STPs, upgradation of STPs, tapping of nullahs, bathing ghats and cremation ghats is going on. Out of these 32 projects, 15 have been completed, while work is underway on 16 projects. The tendering process on one of the projects is underway.
Chief Minister instructed the officials that quality should be maintained in the construction and all the works should be completed in the stipulated time.
He instructed the officials that since the work on River Front Development was also going on, there should be coordination between so that there is no impediment in future. He also reviewed in detail the sewerage infrastructure works under ‘Namami Gange’ being done by the Irrigation and Forest departments, as well as WAPCOS.
It was stated at the meeting that the capacity of STP at Haridwar is 63 MLD while four projects, I&D projects of Jagjitpur and Sarai, Jagjitpur having capacity of 68 MLD, STP are being built on hybrid PPP mode. The work on 3.65 km sewer line at Arihant Vihar, New Vishnu Garden and Kankhal is going on. Some of the STPs are being upgraded. After the completion of these projects, the capacity of Haridwar city STP would be 127 MLD.
During the review of STP works and tapping of nullahs at Muni-ki Reti, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Kirtinagar, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag, Chamoli-Gopeshwar, Joshimath and Badrinath, Chief Minister ordered that all the work should be completed before December 2018. WAPCOS has to do construction works at 12 bathing ghats and 11 cremation ghats, out of which work on bathing ghat and cremation ghat at Chandighat is underway. The Chief Minister gave instructions to complete it by December. The works on all other ghats have been completed. The Irrigation Department has been working on construction of nine bathing ghats and 11 cremation ghats in four stretches. Out of a total twenty ghats, work on one of the ghats has been completed, while 70 per cent work on other ghats has been done. Chief Minister instructed the officials of the irrigation department to complete all works by December 2018.
The forest department has been doing the work of tree plantation and ‘Ganga Vatika’ under ‘Namami Gange’ project. Drinking Water Minister Prakash Pant, Secretary, Drinking Water, Arvind Singh Hyanki, Programme Director ‘Namami Gange’ Udairaj Singh, Managing Director, Peyjal Nigam, Bhajan Singh, Project Manager, Haridwar, WAPCOS, Amit Sharma and officials concerned were present at the meeting.