Bengaluru’s sewage water to Kolar’s rescue

A huge quantum of Bengaluru’s sewage water could help fill tanks in the parched Kolar district if a novel plan approved by the State Cabinet on Wednesday proves feasible.

The State Cabinet cleared a Rs. 1,280-crore project for treating sewage water from the Koramangala-Challaghatta (KC) Valley Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and the Bellandur STP. The treated water will be directed to 126 tanks in Kolar district. Currently, about 25 tmcft water from the valley is flowing to Tamil Nadu. About 4.4 tmcft of water would be treated and channelled to fill tanks in Kolar district in the first phase. Later, more treated water would be diverted to fill tanks of Chickballapur district, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra told presspersons.

The total length of the pipeline will be 85 km. Tanks in Srinivaspur, Mulbagal, Malur, Bangarpet and Kolar taluks have been identified for rejuvenation. A detailed project report (DPR) has already been prepared, he said.

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