WABAG to treat over 100 crore litres of sewage under Namami Gange to ensure Aviral and Nirmal Ganga

WABAG reaffirms its commitment to PM’s flagship Namami Gange programme with its first project under Hybrid Annuity Model for an integrated sewage management contract in Kolkata. The concession agreement was signed between NMCG, KMDA and WABAG in the august presence of Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria, Hon’ble Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri U P Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Mr G Asok Kumar, Executive Director Projects, NMCG, Mr Sanjay Bansal, CEO, KMDA & Mr S Varadarajan, Director and Chief Growth Officer, Mr Rajneesh Chopra, Global Head, Business Development and Mr Swadhin Samantaray, Head Global Capital Projects representing WABAG.

The scope of the contract includes Engineering, Supply, and Construction of new Sewage Treatment plants, renovation and upgrading of existing sewage treatment plants, rehabilitation of pumping stations and other associated infrastructure in the Bally, Arupara and Baranagar areas of Kolkata. 
The project is one of a kind, bundling sewage treatment infrastructure along with green power generation and operation and maintenance for 15 years.

Once completed, the project with a cumulative wastewater treatment capacity of 187 MLD will contribute to reduceing the discharge of untreated sewage into the Holy Ganga from the state of West Bengal by around 15%. 

Source: WABAG