Ganga River has finally been liberated from Asia’s largest and 128 years old sewer. The Sissamau Nalla has now been diverted to Jajamau sewage treatment plant.
Almost 14 crore liters of sewage used to be dumped at Ganga through this sewer. Earlier, the administration had achieved success in diverting 8 crore liters of sewage back to STP. However, diverting the remaining 6 crore liters, proved to be an uphill task for the engineers, as they velocity of the sewer was similar to that of a canal.
The JNNURM’s Dotted Pipeline along with the British era Dot Nala are on the same route, making it difficult to pump the water to STP.
However, with their hardwork and dedication, the engineers have achieved the feat, that once seemed impossible. This marks the completion of the most anticipated project of Namami Gange program.
Namami Gange Programme, is an integrated conservation mission, was approved as the flagship programme by the government in June 2014 with a budget outlay of ₹20,000 crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation, and rejuvenation of the Ganga.