Concession agreement signed for STPs in West Bengal

11 June 2019

A concession agreement was recently signed for the Howrah, Bally, and Baranagar and Kamarhati sewage treatment plant (STP) projects under the Centre’s Namami Gange initiative, the Jal Shakti Ministry said. The project has been awarded to VA Tech Wabag at a cost of Rs 592 crore.

Sewage treatment plant

These are first set of projects awarded in West Bengal under the concept of ‘One City, One Operator’ through Hybrid Annuity based PPP mode.

The project includes the development of three new STPs of total 165 Million Litre Per Day (MLD) capacity 65 MLD in Howrah, 40 MLD in Bally and 60 MLD in Baranagar and Kamarhati, respectively.

It also includes rehabilitation of existing 22 MLD STP in Bally, laying of 16 km of sewerage network, rehabilitation of existing pumping stations and associated infrastructure and operation and maintenance of entire assets for a period of 15 years, the statement added.

Speaking at the event, Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat stressed on the need for a people’s movement for the protection of the environment in general and conservation of water in particular.

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