Mumbai to have world's largest water purification plant

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Mumbai, Mar 28 (UNI) The world's largest water purification plant, with a capacity of 3,000 MLD, in Middle Vaitarna, Bhandup complex, in the Eastern suburbs of the metropolis, will be ready in a few years time, with the foundation stone for the same being laid tomorrow by Union Minister of Urban Development, Jaipal Reddy.

Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir and city Mayor Shubha will also be present during the function.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Manu Kumar Srivastav today said that the corporation has undertaken three projects under the Middle Vaitarna project at a cost of Rs 459.59 crores at the Bhandup Complex.

The three projects, under the Middle Vaitarna project, include water purification and treatment plant, which will increase the capacity to 3000 MLD from 990 MLD, a pumping station that will increase the existing capacity by 140 MLD and a MBR (Master Balancing Reservoir), which will be completed between 30 to 48 months.

The water distribution system in the city results in the loss of 4.5 per cent of the total water distributed and with the new system, the same will come below 1.5 per cent, Mr Srivastav added.

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