A tripartite Concession Agreement was signed here today between the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam and M/s. GA Infra Private Limted-Lahoti Buildcon Limited for development of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for Moradabad on Hybrid Annuity PPP mode. The contract was awarded at a total cost of INR 99.68 Crores. Director General, NMCG,Shri Rajiv Ranjan Mishra graced the occasion and representatives from UP Jal Nigam and the concessionaire were also present.
The project aims to eliminate flow of untreated sewage from Moradabad city into the River Ganga thereby reducing pollution load in the river.NMCG approved the project for construction of the 25 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), among other works such as developing Interception & Diversion (I&D) structures, I&D network laying, Sewage Pumping Stations including Operation and Maintenance for 15 years etc. for Sewerage Zone II of Moradabad. This project also aims to take care of the existing sewerage problems in the town and the resultant sewage pollution in the Ram Ganga. The lending for these projects is already offered by SBI Capital.
In order to address the pollution from Moradabad, a comprehensive sewerage network and 58 MLD STP Project for Moradabad sewerage zone 1 has already been completed. In addition to this project, NMCG has also approved the project for ‘Pollution Abatement Works for River Ram Ganga at Bareilly’ for construction of STP of 65 MLD which is presently under tender evaluation stage and is expected to be awarded soon.
Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ram Ganga, a tributary of River Ganga.River Ramganga is a critical polluting tributary of river Ganga. Moradabad and Bareilly are the two major towns located along the river Ramganga.