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Rs 1,350 crore down the Yamuna drain

delhi Updated: May 27, 2010 00:07 IST
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More than Rs 1,350 crore has literally gone down the drain that’s passing itself off as the Yamuna in Delhi.

Despite spending that money on the Yamuna Interceptor Sewer Project, the Delhi Jal Board had conceded in an RTI reply that the treated water is not even fit for bathing. The DJB has 17 sewage treatment plants to stop sewage from
flowing into the Yamuna.

“The cost of restoring bathing quality of water is too high.” said Santosh Vaidya, additional CEO, DJB. “We can say Yamuna will be ‘less dirty’ after interceptor sewer network is implemented.”