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BMC plans a Sewage Treatment Plant in Malad; expects the standing committee to approve

Officials have stated that the cost of the project is expected to be over INR 20,000 crore, and the Malad-based project is expected to be completed over the next six to seven years.

BMC plans a Sewage Treatment Plant in Malad; expects the standing committee to approve
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Officials at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) expect the from the Standing Committee to approve the proposal for the sewage treatment plant to be set up in Malad. The meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020, and Tata Consulting Engineers have been shortlisted as the consultants for the project.

The submitted proposal is worth INR 61 crore, whereby the BMC has proposed to upgrade the sewage treatment plants at several locations in Mumbai. Officials have stated that the cost of the project is expected to be over INR 20,000 crore, whereby INR 300 crores will be spent over consultation for the project of seven STPs, who will offer assistance to the BMC throughout the project work. The Malad-based project is expected to be completed over the next six to seven years.

BMC has also mentioned that the officials would need to cut mangroves for the project in Malad and this would take up to a year for the permissions. As per reports, advanced technology will be applied at Bandra, Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Malad, Versova and Worli and a new sewage treatment plant will be constructed at Dharavi. 

Consultants associated with the work on the daily examination of the work, resolving technical issues, and managing the timelines of the project. Furthermore, a contractor for seven STPs will be shortlisted soon, and officials will ensure the work begins at the earliest, beginning with the clearance involved in Malad-based sewage treatment plant.

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