The sewerage treatment plant (STP) being constructed at Nakodar would put an end to over-flowing sewers in the town, the state government has said.
Vinod Kumar Bhalla, a special secretary with the government, filed an affidavit before a bench of Justices SK Mittal and HS Sidhu that the problem of spill over from sewers wound end with the construction of STP that is expected to be complete by December this year.
The high court was hearing a writ petition filed by Nakodar Nagar Council president Aditya Bhatara on the issue of non-completion of sewerage work at Nakodar on Tuesday.
In the affidavit, Bhalla said for undertaking the remaining work of laying sewer pipes, the office of Punjab water supply and sewerage board have prepared a detailed project report under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) phase-II. The project would be carried out at a cost of Rs 45.07 crore, the affidavit read.
Bhalla told the court that with the change of government at the Centre, the state government is awaiting the announcement of schemes by the new dispensation for setting up sewerage networks in different states.
The court adjourned the hearing to July 20.