The Rs 10.28 crore sewage treatment plant (STP) in Nakodar is running behind its schedule despite the Punjab and Haryana high court’s directions to complete it.
The Punjab water supply and sewerage board (PWSSB) had submitted that the sewage treatment plant would be completed by March 31 this year if funds were released properly.
It had stated that the state government released Rs 5 crore against a total budget of Rs 10.28 crore for the project. The high court had directed the secretary local government to ensure continuous release of funds to complete the sewage treatment plant while disposing of a petition by ex-councillor Aditya Bhatara in July 2012.
The board had allotted the construction of 6 million litres daily (MLD) capacity sewage treatment plant at Nakodar to Hydrotech Paravaran, Mohali, and work started in October 2013.
Resham Lal, executive engineer, PWSSB, Jalandhar, said only 33 per cent work had been completed so far and remaining work would be completed by September 30. He said that the government had released Rs 4 crore till now. The petitioner in the case, Bhatara, said that he would file a contempt petition against the PWSSB for violating the HC order.