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Pune Cantonment Board inaugurates Rs 32 crore sewage treatment plant on Boottee street

The double storeyed sewage treatment plant is one of its kind in Asia and will treat the sewage generated in Cantonment area. The plant is based on SBR (sequential batch reactor) technology. 

pune Updated: May 26, 2018 17:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The project will benefit the treatment of sewage generated from the entire civil area of PCB.(HT PHOTO)

To the delight of residents of the civil area under Pune Cantonment, the board has undertaken construction of a 20 million litres per day (MLD) sewage treatment plant on 900 Boottee street (survey no. 390/5A). The project has been envisaged to ensure compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, as well as Environmental Rules. The project will benefit the treatment of sewage generated from the entire civil area of about 60,000 population of Pune Cantonment.

The project has been undertaken out of the funds received from the ministry of defence under ‘creation of capital assets’. A sum of Rs 32 crore has been sanctioned for the project.

The double storeyed sewage treatment plant is one of its kind in Asia and will treat the sewage generated in Cantonment area. The plant is based on SBR (sequential batch reactor) technology.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Jojneswar Sharma, director general, defence estates, ministry of defence, Delhi; Anil Shirole, member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, and Dilip Kamble, minister of state for social justice and welfare.

Shirole stressed on the need to join hands with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for cleaning the Manik Nallah. He also appreciated the efforts taken by the CEO and the board for completing the project in a time-bound manner.

Dilip Kamble appreciated the efforts taken by the board. He also said that the cantonment board will be self sufficient in terms of water supply, electricity and monetarily as the same will be discussed in the cabinet meeting.

First Published: May 26, 2018 17:23 IST