Asiea Naqash tours Srinagar City; Reviews functioning of STPs

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Last Updated: August 25, 2017 at 2:30 am

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 24: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today took a tour of Srinagar city to review the functioning of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP).
The Minister visited several STPs including Hazratbal, Habak, Nishat, Brarinambal and Noorbagh.
Reviewing the functioning, the Minister directed officials to prepare a Detailed Project Report for undertaking upgradation of existing STPs and establishment of new units to manage huge bulk of sewerage, besides ensuring systematic disposal of sewerage in the city in a scientific manner.
Asking the officials to work in coordination with the executing agencies, the Minister said that upgradation and construction work of new STPs should be processed in a smooth manner without disturbing the existing setup.
On her visit to Noorbagh STP, the Minister sought details regarding progress of work on the plant. She asked the officials to ensure completion of works which are being executed by NBCC within the stipulated period of time.
While at Brarinambal, the Minister asked the officials to work on DPR for 18 Million Litres Daily (MLD) plant – to be built at an estimated cost of 6.5 crores – so that overload from other plants of the city is incorporated into that.
The Minister was informed about the technologies used in these STPs and was also apprised about the construction of one of the biggest, 46 MLD, Sewage Treatment Plant at Gupt Ganga, Nishat – which will use FAB, one of the latest, technology.
Asiea was informed that the plant will be completed within next three years and would use latest technology of sewage disposal.
The Minister was also briefed about progress on various existing and ongoing projects, techniques being employed and the advantages of the new treatment plants for the city.
Besides STPs, the Minister also took stock of the newly constructed parking lot at Nishat. She asked authorities to make people aware about this place so that the traffic congestion from famous Mughal Garden is reduced.
The Minister was accompanied by Vice-Chairman LAWDA, Chief Engineer UEED and other officials.