Projects under JNURRM approved for AP, TN, Navi Mumbai

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New Delhi, Nov 3 (UNI) The Ministry of Urban Development has approved a Storm Water Drain Project for Mangalagiri town in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and a Sewage project for Chennai Maduravoyal Municipality, Tamil Nadu with approved project cost of Rs 30.16 crore and Rs 57.455 crore respectively.

For the Mangalgiri project, the Centre will provide Rs 15.08 crore (50 per cent) as Assistance and for Chennai, the share will be Rs 20.11 cr (35 per cent). These decisions were taken by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under the Chairmanship of Dr M Ramachandran, Secretary, Urban Development Ministry.

Mangalagiri in Guntur District has a population of 62,000 in 10.29 sq kms with 70 percent weavers having looms. The city has earthen channels for storm water drains and is in irregular shape which leads to inundation for over ten days in a year causing damages to property.

A comprehensive drainage system was approved covering 11.55 kms of outfall drains, 14.58 kms of major drains, 78.90 kms of internal drains.

The project is expected to be completed in 24 months and the annual O&M of Rs 32 lakhs would be borne by the Mangalagiri Municipality.

Currently, the Maduravoyal Municipality has no sewage system in place and the entire area of 4.78 sq kms will be covered benefiting a population of 44,000 including the urban poor.

The city has five zones and the project will have a pumping station and collecting system for each zone covering a network of 94.64 kms of collecting systems, 5 pumping stations, 9.95 kms of pumping mains and 165.528 kms house service sewers. STP of 94 MLD is currently in existence but is under utilised and the pumping mains would be aligned with this STP.

The Ministry has also approved augmentation of water supply system for Navi Mumbai Urban agglomeration of Greater Mumbai with project cost of Rs 230.52 crore of which Rs 80.68 crore would be borne by the Government of India (35 per cent). In Navi Mumbai basic infrastructure is provided in 80 per cent of the city area. City has excess water for further growth. There is availability of land for expansion as city is part of hinterland.

This project will benefit 7.03 lakh population of Navi Mumbai with 15% minority population. It comprises of augmentation of 161 kms of distribution network, 4.9 kms of transmission lines, consumer and bulk meters which would enable a continuous gravity based distribution system and quality water supply in the entire city till 2041.


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