BWSSB plans 11 works under Amrut scheme

BWSSB plans 11 works under Amrut scheme

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is going to take up 11 projects under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut) scheme, which would cost a total of Rs 978.40 crore. It includes construction of five sewage treatment plants (STPs) and rehabilitating old sewer lines in the core area.

 
Out of the total grants, 80% of the amount (Rs 782.72 crore) is the project cost. The guidelines state: the Centre will allocate Rs 258.30 crore (33%), while the state government will have to provide Rs 164.07 crore (20%) and the remaining Rs 367 crore (47%) will be borne by BWSSB.

The projects are

* Implementation of water supply and metering facilities in about 24 slums at an estimated cost of Rs 16.30 crore.

* Clear water pipeline from GKVK reservoir to HBR reservoir at a cost of Rs 56.10 crore. The projects aims to provide uniform supply of water to the East and West of Bengaluru.

* Work for providing sewerage system to extended areas of erstwhile RR Nagar and Kengeri TMC areas at an estimated cost of Rs 55 crore (110 km).

* Providing trunk sewer (2,600 mm) in Vrishabhavathi Valley at a cost of Rs 58 crore.

* Under Environment Action Plan-C, replacing 74 km of sewer lines in the core area at a cost of Rs 475 crore.

* In order to release treated water to Bellandur lake, five STPs are proposed in Hulimavu (with a capacity to treat 10 million litres per day-MLD) costing Rs 30 crore, Begur (5 MLD, costing Rs 15 crore), Sarakki (5 MLD, costing Rs 15 crore), KR Puram (20 MLD, costing Rs 33 crore) and Agara (35 MLD, costing Rs 105 crore).

* Construction of pump house at Koramangala sports complex and laying of rising main (sewer lines) from sports complex to K&C valley treatment plant at a cost of Rs 120 crore.

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