Why Yamuna river may be visibly cleaner by January

Why Yamuna river may be visibly cleaner by January

Why Yamuna river may be visibly cleaner by JanuaryNEW DELHI: Come January 2019 and the Yamuna might start looking cleaner. Delhi Jal Board has been given a “final” deadline of six months to finish the much delayed work of laying interceptor sewage lines along three of the biggest drains in the capital. “The project is being carried out in six packages along the Najafgarh, Shahadra and Supplementary drains, and 92%of the work is finished. We are currently intercepting almost 93 mllion gallons of raw sewage per day that was flowing into the Yamuna,” claimed Dinesh Mohaniya, the water utility vice-chairman.
The project, when completed, will transport 242 MGD of raw sewage to the six treatment plants in Kondli, Yamuna Vihar, Rithala, Coronation Pillar, Nilothi/ Keshopur and Dwarka. By some estimates, 850-900 MGD of raw sewage currently flows directly into the Yamuna via 21 big and small drains, and the interceptor project is expected to bring about a significant reduction.

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