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City to get 3 water treatment plants

india Updated: Aug 05, 2011 01:49 IST
Divya Sethi

The Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) is all set to construct three water treatment plants (WTPs) at various locations in Gurgaon. The total cost of the entire project is Rs172 crore.

With this, the water treatment capacity in Gurgaon would go up from the existing 45mld (million litres per day) to 94mld by 2012 when the plants will be ready. PWD’s Sohna-based facility has a capacity of 27mld and Chandu Bhedhera, which has a capacity of 22mld, would be ready by 2012. The new plants will be constructed at Ghamroj village in Sohna, Pataudi and Farrukhnagar. The project at Sohna has already been initiated and will cost Rs 65 crore lakh. The Pataudi and Farrukhnagar projects would cost Rs71 crore and Rs 36 crore respectively.

BS Bajwa, PHED superintending engineer, said, “We have initiated the project at Sohna. The project report on Pataudi and Farrukhnagar has already been sent to National Resource Planning Board for the final nod.”

With the new plants in place, city areas will be fed with treated canal water, instead of tubewells. In Gurgaon presently, only one treatment plant supplies water to the entire city.