The newly inaugurated Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in Koramangala and Challaghatta (K&C) Valley STP, whose treatment capacity is 60 Million Liters per Day (MLD) is expected to treat the sewerage generated by around 5 lakhs people in Bengaluru, and improve the sanitation and environmental condition of the rapid growing city.
The loan provided by JICA for this Project, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Project (Phase II-2), is approximately Rs 1,700 crores. The cumulative loan commitment for water supply and sewerage projects in Bengaluru for about twenty year long period, amount up to approximately Rs 6,000 crores. The Phase II-2 of the Project has total commissioning of 10 STPÂ’s, out of which one has inaugurated and the rest 9 are expected to be inaugurated soon.
These projects are being implemented by BWSSB, Government of Karnataka. The Phase II-2 Project assists rehabilitation of sewer network, reduction of Non-Revenue Water (NRW), installation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which enables remote control and monitoring of the facilities, and consulting services to the Project as well as to BWSSB.
It is noteworthy that components such as a slum development, raising awareness of the residents, along with installation of water distribution and sewerage infrastructure, and together with a focus on women’s participation are supported by JICA for comprehensive measures for sustainable water sector development.