Steps on to remove pollution in Musi River: CM

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Hyderabad, Sep 7 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said his government had taken all steps to make the Musi River free of pollution by constructing Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) at various places alongside the river course.

After inaugurating 339 MLD STPs costing Rs 93.51 crore at Amberpet, he said in due course the Musi River would be totally free of pollution with the water treated to river disposable standards.

The government would convert the Hyderabad into a beaufiful city in future, he added.

Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board Managing Director G Asok Kumar said the river was getting polluted due to heavy urbanisation, industralisation and inadequate sewerage network.

The Centre had sanctioned 'Pollution Abatement of River Musi' Project at an estimated cost of Rs 339.08 crore, to be shared on 70:30 basis between the Centre and the State Governments.

Mr Kumar said with the commissioning of all the four STPs, the entire project area, the entire sewerage generated in the project area would be diverted and treated.

The present STPs would be sufficient to tackle the sewerage till the city starting receiving water from River Godavari in 2011.

ld be equipped to tackle the sewage till the water from River Godavari flowed into the city in 2011.

The STP at Nagole would be inaugurated the next month while the one at Nallacheruvu was under completion, he said adding tenders were being finalised for the Attapur STP which would be ready by next year.

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