Noida: In what may bring cheer to about 6 lakh people, in May 26 sectors of Noida will receive Ganga water through the third phase of the 37.50 cusecs Gangajal project. The project, being carried out by UP Jal Nigam, has completed 94.50 percent of the work at a cost of Rs. 304.18 crores, with Rs. 228.14 crore being spent by the authority.
The project will supply 330 MLD of Gangajal to Noida, with 240 MLD already being supplied. The scheme is designed for 50 cusecs of Gangajal, of which 75 percent of Noida will receive 37.50 cusecs of Gangajal.
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Work on the project began on March 14, 2018, and was initially supposed to be completed by November 30, 2021. However, it is now expected to be completed by April 30, 2023. Two issues delay the project's completion: the UP Jal Nigam Ghaziabad has not acquired 80 meters of land in Dasna to lay the 1200 mm pipeline, and the department has not constructed the channel from the main regulator to the primary treatment plant. The authority is taking appropriate action to address these issues.
Currently, 100 percent of the work on the primary treatment plant has been completed, and the work on the water treatment plant with a capacity of 120 MLD is almost finished. The laying of 1500 mm diameter pipes over a length of 7.8 km is underway and will be completed soon.
The pipeline will benefit people living in Sector-1 22,128,130,131,133,134,135,137,143,144,145,143B,146,147,151, and 168, where approximately 6 lakh people reside. Some of these sectors are also industrially developed.