Namami Gange Programme: Agreement Signed

  • Agreement Signed for Development of 35 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant in Maheshtala, West Bengal under Namami Gange Programme

A tripartite Concession Agreement between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) and M/s. Maheshtala Waste Water Management Private Limited (an SPV formed by M/s. Vishvaraj Environment Private Limited) was signed today for development of 35 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant for Maheshtala on Hybrid Annuity PPP mode. The contract was awarded at the total cost of INR 273.52 Crores. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, NMCG and Ashok Kumar Singh, Executive Director Projects, NMCG graced the occasion and representatives from KMDA and the concessionaire were also present.

This project aims to take care of the existing sewerage problems in the town and the resultant sewage pollution in the Ganga. On implementation of the project there will be no discharge of untreated sewage from Maheshtala town into River Ganga thereby reducing pollution load in the river.

Maheshtala is situated on the east bank of River Ganga. As per 2011 census the town has a population of 449,423. The major components of the project are as follows:

•          STP - 35 MLD

•          Pumping Stations - 4nos

•          MPS- 35 MLD, 1 no.

•          Diversion Structures- 6 nos.

•          Laying of Rising Mains- 5989 n

•          Repair & rehabilitation of gravity sewer- 1145 m

•          EPS- 35 MLD

•          Operation & Maintenance for 15 Years