‘Rs.15 bn project for cleaning Yamuna ready’

February 22nd, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Rs.15-billion project to decrease the levels of pollution in the Yamuna river by trapping pollutants at major sewage drains is ready to be implemented, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Tejender Khanna announced here Sunday.
“A major project costing Rs.15 billions to trap pollutants at Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) at 18 major sewage drains falling into the Yamuna river is ready for implementation to ensure that only clean water from the entire city flows into the river,” Khanna said while flagging off Yamuna Rally at Jamia Millia Islamia organised by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Nearly 5,000 citizens, including residents welfare associations, NGOs and university and college students, participated in the event to highlight the causes and effects of river pollution and motivate people to take action for change.

“Sewage water flowing through the major drains of the city through Najafgarh drain, Shahdara drain, Supplementary drain (Upper Portion), will be treated before being allowed to flow into the Yamuna,” Khanna said.

“It is expected that results of efforts to clean Yamuna will be achieved within two and two and a half years.”

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