Dehradun, September 7
The residents of Dehradun will have to wait for some more time for the completion of work on sewage treatment plants (STPs) being taken up under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The STPs will only be ready by 2015
Sewerage and sanitation in the city remains poor throughout the year but conditions worsen in many low-lying areas during monsoon.
To spruce up the sewerage system and replacing of old water supply system under the JNNURM and Asian Development Bank (ADB) is under way and is expected to continue till 2015.
Seventyfive per cent of the construction work of an STP at Motherwala, 30 per cent of the work on four STPs at Indira Nagar, Jakhan, Salawala and Vijay Colony is complete.
Simultaneously, sewerage laying work is also under way to ensure the areas are linked with the STP with different capacities backed by sequential batch reactor technology.
“For the first time, Dehradun will be linked to STPs and most areas that did not have sewerage pipes will now have them. In most of the areas, we have dug up the sides of the roads and had asked the PWD to carry out resurfacing of roads,” said Executive Engineer SC Pant, Dehradun Division, Peyjal Nigam.

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