A tripartite concession agreement was signed between the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam and GA Infra-Lahoti Buildcon on 15 March 2021.
The agreement was inked for development of sewage treatment plants (STPs) for Moradabad on hybrid annuity PPP mode. The contract was awarded at a total cost of Rs 99.68 crore.
The project aims to eliminate the 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 25 MLD STP, among other works such as developing interception and diversion (I&D) structures, I&D network laying, sewage pumping stations including operation and maintenance for 15 years for Sewerage Zone-II of Moradabad.
The 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-I 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 expected to be awarded soon.