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Haider Canal Sewage Treatment Plant to help reduce pollution in Lucknow's Gomti river

Under an extensive program to clean the river, the sewage treatment plant is being established on the banks of the river.

In a bid to upgrade Lucknow's sanitation infrastructure, the authorities here have re-started the construction of the Haider Canal Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Lucknow. While the polluted waters of Haider Canal falling into river Gomti will undergo an improved treatment process at this facility, it shall also be used for electricity generation. Though the project was rolled out in 2017 under the State Sector Plan, it underwent multiple delays and is finally being revived now.


65% of the total electricity consumption to be generated at the plant itself

It is a known fact a major part of the city's sewage waters falls into Gomti passing through the Haider Canal. Under an extensive program to clean the river, the sewage treatment plant is being established on the banks of the river. Notably, the plant will help in reducing pollution and enhancing the ecosystem of River Gomti, the lifeline of Lucknow.

Being constructed under the centrally funded AMRUT scheme, the sewage treatment plant will be set up at an approximate cost of ₹297.38 crores. Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Dr. Rajnish Dubey informed that 65 percent of the total power consumption to operate the STP will be generated at the facility itself.

55% of the total work to be completed by December

In order to assess the execution of plans, the Urban Development Minister supervised the construction of the upcoming facility. He has directed the officials to complete 55% of the total work by December. As per the available information, the setting up of the retaining wall will also be finished as a part of the slated plans. This 120 MLD capacity Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is being constructed by around 100 workers.

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