Greater Noida: The residents of Greater Noida will soon get Ganga water as the authority has started work on the drinking water project. Moreover, there are plans to connect 50 villages with Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for better waste management.
As per an official, the decision on Ganga water and STPs were taken in 119th Board Meeting of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA).
“The planning department has been directed to complete the civil work on the 85 cusec Ganga water project by this September,” a GNIDA official was quoted as saying by the India TV. The official further added that efforts are being made to provide Ganga water to the residents at the earliest.
The Board Meeting was chaired by Alok Tandon, commissioner of infrastructure and industrial development, on Saturday. GNIDA CEO Narendra Bhooshon, Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari, among others, were present in the meeting.
At present, Greater Noida does not have a supply of fresh river water. It currently relies on groundwater which has a lot of salt in it. The Ganga water project was envisioned about ten years back. The cost of the project was Rs 290 crore.