Ghaziabad revives 74mld STP in Indirapuram

21 September 2020

At least three major sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the Ghaziabad district that are facing operational issues and allegedly discharging untreated water into river Hindon, are now in the process of revival. 

Officials of the Ghaziabad municipal corporation (GMC) said that one of them, the 74 million litres a day (MLD) capacity STP at Indirapuram, was recently made fully functional after it was handed over to a company under the ‘one city, one operator’ scheme.

The other two STPs 56 MLD capacity at Indirapuram and 70MLD at Dundahera which are also facing issues due to old technology will be made fully functional soon, the officials said.

SK Singh, project manager from VA Tech Wabag, the company which has now taken up STPs, said that the 74 MLD STP at Indirapuram faced operational issues. “It was taking the sewage from the Sahibabad drain, but not properly treating it. We have replaced the equipment and made the STP functional. It is likely to achieve the quality benchmark (of biochemical oxygen demand of less than 10 mg/litre) within a week. But it is treating only 32 MLD of sewage as the outlet of the STP campus is small,” he said.

To enhance the capacity of the outlet from the STP campus at Indirapuram, the UP Jal Nigam is presently taking up a project which is likely to get complete by end of November against its earlier timeline of July. The delay is due to lockdown, the officials said.