Centre?s nod to CDP, sewerage proposal
IN A major boost for civic infrastructure development in the City, the Central Government on Tuesday cleared the Rs 2745-crore City Development Plan (CDP) submitted by Indore for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The clearance came at a meeting chaired by Union Urban Development secretary Anil Baijal in Delhi today.Updated: Mar 22, 2006 13:10 IST
IN A major boost for civic infrastructure development in the City, the Central Government on Tuesday cleared the Rs 2745-crore City Development Plan (CDP) submitted by Indore for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
The clearance came at a meeting chaired by Union Urban Development secretary Anil Baijal in Delhi today.
Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma and IMC advisor Hitendra Mehta were among those who took part in the meeting.
According to Dr Uma Shashi Sharma the Union Government also granted technical approval to the Rs 325-crore phase I of the sewerage proposal designed to cater to the City’s needs until 2020.
A decision on the Rs 40-crore garden beautification programme and the Rs 25-crore Yeshwant Sagar project was, however, deferred and the proposals will now be taken up at a meeting headed by Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy on March 27.
Detailed project reports (DPRs) for the two projects were submitted along with the City Development Plan that was cleared by the State-level steering committee on January 14.
The technical go-ahead to the sewerage proposal which calls for laying over 425 km of sewerage lines and the construction of a 245-million litre capacity sewage treatment plant comes at a crucial time.
Even today, the 78 Million Litres Daily (MLD) sewage treatment plant at Kabitkhedi is hard-pressed to meet the City’s demands.
And it would be inadequate once the 360 MLD Narmada-III starts gushing in around 2009 when per capita sewage generation is likely to go up to 100 litres daily.
Prepared by the PHE Department in consultation with M/s Montgomery Watson Hazra, the sewerage master plan consists of intermediate (2020) and ultimate (2035) design years catering to a design population of 3 and 5 million respectively.
As per the proposal, the sewerage network will be spread over an area of 134 sq km. The network would be divided into a primary system (pipes of less than 300 mm diameter) with a length of 165 km and secondary system (pipes greater than 300 mm) covering a length of 260 km.
First Published: Mar 22, 2006 13:10 IST