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Ahmedabad civic body to strengthen sewage treatment system

Ahmedabad civic body
Submitted by scc india staff on August 19, 2021

The Gujarat government told the media that the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will strengthen the city's wastewater management and stormwater drainage system utilising Rs 3,000 crore funds received from the World Bank under its resilient cities project.

Royal HaskoningDHV headquartered in the Netherlands has been hired as a consultant for this purpose, it said.

The AMC will increase the capacity of its five existing sewage treatment plants using technology upgrades at Rs 589 crore investment as part of its planning towards the objective to satisfy the city's needs till 2045.

The government said that this is being done to meet the National Green Tribunal (NGT) new standards.

The AMC will also establish four new sewage treatment plants to improve its drainage water treatment capacity with an investment of another Rs 434 crore, it said.

Three tertiary treatment plants will be set up of 120 minimal liquid discharge (MLD) each, to supply treated water to industry and other uses at another Rs 290 crore.

The municipal body will also undertake old sewage trunk lines rehabilitation to decrease issues of breakdowns, at Rs 285 crore, it said.

Laying of trenchless micro tunneling lines in populated areas with another Rs 205 crore. As much as Rs 447 crore will be allocated for stormwater lines and Rs 456 crore for Kharicut canal and lake development.

Country Director-India of the World Bank, Junaid Kamal Ahmad, said that India needs to generate resilient cities and cities capable of delivering services to its people.

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