Pune, 12th August 2021: Pune Municipal Corporation’s Standing Committee has approved a provision of Rs 392.96 crores for setting up and maintaining the sewage treatment systems in merged villages in Pune.
Standing Committee chairman Hemant Rasane said, “A detailed project report has been prepared for the sewage treatment plant in 11 merged villages. As per the report, 111 km of drainage line and 57 km of the main sewers will be laid out to collect sewage. At the same time, the existing 14 km of the sewers will also be improved. The total cost is estimated at Rs 100.63 crore, Rs 101.8 crore and Rs 13.37 crore respectively. Along with this a sewage treatment plant with a capacity of 93.50 MLD at Manjari Budruk and 12 MLD at Keshavnagar will also be set up in near future. A provision of Rs 177.88 crore has been made for this. Thus, a total provision of Rs 392.96 crore has been made.”
Rasane added, “The 11 newly merged villages cover an area of 83.04 sq km and have a population of 2.78 lakh as per the 2011 census. For the next 30 years (2047), the population of these villages is estimated to reach 18.58 crores. Accordingly, a sewage treatment system has been planned. Tenders had been invited for the project by publishing advertisements in national newspapers. The tenders were extended from time to time to ensure adequate entries. Four contestants had responded to the tender. The documentation and criteria were scrutinized by expert consultant Primemove Infrastructure Development.”
He further said, “The work will be completed in three phases over the next three financial years. The necessary budgetary provision will be made for the next three years. In the current budget, a provision of Rs 63 crore was made available. Of which Rs 7.5 crore have been kept aside. Therefore, a provision of Rs 56.51 is available at present.”