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Municipal sewage tank bursts in Mussoorie, creates problems for many

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Mussoorie, 8 Jan: Sewage pipelines were laid in a 64 sq km area at a cost of Rs 70 crores and five STPs (Sewage Treatment Plant) were constructed under the JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Scheme) in Mussoorie but, even though the work was completed three years ago, it hasn’t become operational due to which people are facing lots of problems.
Most of these pipelines have become damaged, and the old ones are in very poor conditions. Many times the pipelines have been damaged, due to which filth can be seen on the roads creating problems for the people. On Tuesday, the sewage tank of the Mussoorie Municipality just above Cliff Cottage burst, due to which all the filth spread onto the houses, creating problems for the people residing in the area. Due to the smell created by the sewage, it has become difficult to breathe.
Local people Meenakshi Bartwal, Kiran Rawat, Shanti Bist and Pushkar Patwal said that in the morning the sewage tank burst onto their homes with the filth sullying their property. No action had been taken by the officials of the Municipal Council and Garhwal Jal Sansthan despite complaints having been made.
On the other hand, Municipal Chairman Anuj Gupta said that on receiving information about the damage to the sewage tank, immediate instructions were given to officials of the Municipality and Garhwal Jal Sansthan to dispose of the filth. He promised to take action to operationalise the new sewage pipelines and STPs.