Jammu, August 22: The new sewerage plant with a working capacity of 30 million liters per day is all set to go functional easing out sewerage treatment load in the city. The sewerage project is to go functional after it was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, MLA West Sat Sharma, Divisional Commissioner among others at a function today here. The project was taken up by Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) and is in its stage of completion.
The foundation stone for sewerage plant in Bhagwati was laid back in 2005 by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Bhagwati Nagar has three sewerage treatment plants (STP) among which two are already functional and the third, which was inaugurated today is the largest.
This plant with a capacity of 30 Million liters per day shall start providing for sewage and waste treatment reaching from the Jammu West region’s Bhawani Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Shiv Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Rehari Colony, New plot and Janipur.
ERA CEO, Vinod Sharma, said that the work on STP is complete and is to go functional anytime now providing big relief to Tawi River in which waste and sewerage is dumped indiscriminately. He also added that this is a positive step towards the betterment of Jammu city.