Decks have been cleared for laying of ambitious interceptor sewer project to improve the condition of Yamuna after the fund starved Delhi government made arrangements for Rs 800 crores for the Delhi Jal Board.

The Delhi government has arranged a loan from Hudco to partly fund the Rs 3,000crore project for the first year of operation.

The government has made it compulsory for all household to get themselves connected to the public sewerage system as and when the public sewage system is made available, PWD Minister Churchill Alemao told the Goa assembly on Thursday.

THE Madras High Court on Thursday directed the State government and a petitioner to furnish details about bodies like NEERI, Rotary Club and the Exnora to enable it to ensure their presence on the future hearing dates on the contempt application seeking to punish the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Secretary and the Chennai Metrowater Supply and Sewerage Board for not obeying the court

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued contempt of court notices to the Delhi Jal Board Chief Executive Officer, the Vice-Chairman of the Delhi Development Authority and the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation for their failure to comply with Court orders to ensure safety of contract labourers from toxic gases during cleaning of sewers.

Mumbai After its plan to dig up the Peddar Road to replace the dilapidated 130-year-old sewer lines failed, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now planning to adopt a unique combination of five techniques to fix the problem without actually digging up the road.

It has sought opinions from experts from Mumbai and Delhi on a solution that can be implemented completely in 12 days.

Mumbai Pre-monsoon work on Peddar Road postponed for a month

A day after one-way traffic rule was imposed on Mumbai

Augmentation of the existing capacity of sewerage networks in the Capital

Smriti Kak Ramachandran

NEW DELHI: Even as the Delhi Jal Board is gearing up to get its ambitious project to resuscitate the Yamuna by constructing interceptor sewers off the ground, work related to augmentation of the existing capacity of sewerage networks and de-silting of sewers is way behind schedule.

TAMBARAM: Six town panchayats in the Chennai Metropolitan Area of Kancheepuram district will have their underground drainage projects in place in a couple of years.

The Union Ministry of Urban Development, according to the town panchayat officials, has given its nod for the project to be implemented in the six town panchayats at a combined estimated cost of Rs.273 crore.

HUNDREDS of contract workers engaged by local bodies and water supply and sewerage boards in major cities and towns to clean underground sewers virtually walk into death traps. A large number of them die instantaneously after inhaling noxious fumes in the sewers. Others die a slow death from respiratory and neurological ailments.

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