GMC Allots Land For Construction Of New STP – Times of India – 11-Nov-2016
November 11, 2016 - Uncategorized
The GMC approved a proposal to allot four acres of land for a new sewage treatment plant in the city during a meeting of its board members on Thursday. The plot of land has been identified in Noor Nagar near the NH-58 bypass road. The land will be handed over to UP Jal Nagam, which will execute the project at an estimated cost of around Rs 250 crore.
The decision to hand over the land to UP Jal Nigam was amongst a set of nine proposals that were tabled at the board meeting. The board also approved another proposal that pertains to conducting a GIS-survey of Ghaziabad in order to identify unregistered properties so that they can be brought under the ambit of the house tax net.
The proposed STP will be built with funds from the centrally-sponsored Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme of the Union Urban Development Ministry. The STP will have a capacity to treat 80 MLD of sewage generated from areas including Mohan Nagar, Koel Enclave and other Trans-Hindon localities.
The proposal to undertake a GIS-mapping of the township had been mooted by mayor Ashu Verma. According to officials, a tender will soon be floated to invite agencies with requisite technical expertise to undertake the project. A panel comprising five councilors will be formed to oversee execution of the project.
“A satellite survey of the city had been conducted in the year 2002-03 but its results were never tabled in the council house. Hence, a panel of councilors will be formed to oversee the latest project. Around four months ago, a manual door-to-door survey had also been undertaken to identify the numbers of unregistered properties in Ghaziabad but even this report is awaited. Revenues of the municipal corporation are expected to increase manifold once all properties are identified and brought under the house tax ambit,” said a senior GMC official.
The board also gave an in-principle meeting to provide 150 sqm of land in Noor Nagar to the Bureau of Indian Standards for setting up a laboratory.