Pune, 18th June 2021: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has facing a distinct issue. For six consecutive times it has to issue the tender procedure to call for the proposal for laying of the sewer lines in the 11 new villages that were merged under PMC recently.
Apparently, PMC has made an estimate of Rs 392 crore for the development of 11 new villages, but barring one or two companies no one is bidding for the tenders for laying the sewer lines. As many as 11 villages were merged in 2017 in PMC.
A consolidated plan for the sewer management was done for all the villages with an estimated budget of Rs392 crores. Currently, the population of these villages if 2.78 lakh but it may grow to over 18 lakh in next 30 years.
The plan included changing of 180 km of sewer lines with two Sewer Treatment Plant (STP) 105 MLD capacity. When the proposal was approved during the general body meeting, the tender was issued on February 11, 2021.
Till date it has given extension on six occasions. The work is expected to be completed within four years.
Estimated cost of the project: Rs 392 crore
Total sewer lines: 182 km
Two STP one at Manjari with a capacity of 93 MLD and another at Keshavnagar in 12 MLD.