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Delhi sewer project figures on global list.

The interceptor sewers will also function as trunk sewers for the respective catchment areas in the future," DJB spokesperson Sanjam Chima said. The estimated cost of the project is ` 1,962 crore which includes the operation and maintenance cost for 11 years. About 70 per cent of the work has been completed and the rest is expected to be completed within a year. Recently, the first stretch of interceptor sewer at Dwarka was commissioned, Chima said.

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung commended the initiatives taken by Delhi Jal Board, saying this would improve the water and wastewater infrastructure in the city.

The chief executive officer ( CEO) of Delhi Jal Board, Vijay Kumar, said that the commissioning of the interception sewer project would contribute significantly to the ongoing Swachh Bharat Mission.

W ITH its interceptor sewer project, Delhi Jal Board has figured among the six Indian projects included in the prestigious ' Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report', compiled by the international accounting firm KPMG. The report features the hundred most innovative infrastructure investment projects in the world on the basis of scale, feasibility, technical or financial complexity, innovation and impact on society. A total of six projects from India have been included in the report.

The other projects from Delhi/ NCR are Delhi Metro and Yamuna Expressway.

The remaining three projects are from Gujarat.

The interceptor sewer project aims to improve the quality of water flowing into the Yamuna, by commissioning wastewater intercepting sewers in a 59- km length along the three major drains in the city -- Najafgarh, Supplementary and Shahdara. It involves interception of sewage flowing in around 190 subsidiary small drains and taking it to the nearest Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure that only treated sewage is discharged into major drains. This would ensure that approximately 70 per cent of the pollution load going into the river Yamuna is prevented.

" The project has many innovative features. The entire work of laying sewers as deep as 80 ft underground is being done through micro- tunnelling so that there is no traffic disruption and public inconvenience is minimised.

The entire work of laying sewers as deep as 80- ft underground is being done through microtunnelling, so that there is no traffic disruption and public inconvenience is minimised -- SANJAM CHIMA, Spokesperson, Delhi Jal Board ' Delhi sewer project figures on global list ' The DJB CEO believes the project would contribute greatly to the Swachh Bharat Mission

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