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Water treatment plant for CWG 2010 on schedule


Chennai based VA Tech Wabag will commission and handover the state-of-the-art water treatment plant to Delhi Jal Board during 1st quarter of 2010, six (6) months ahead of the 19th Common Wealth Games.
Rajiv Mittal, MD, VA Tech Wabag said: “The technology employed is unique as we have used two layered membrane process to make the water ultra pure for the first time in this country for drinking water. This water treatment plant is designed to deliver water which is pure and definitely much cheaper than the bottled water available in the Indian markets.”
This high tech water treatment plant by VA Tech Wabag will cater to all the water requirements of over 8000 athletes and officials from 71 Common Wealth Games Associations during the 19th Common Wealth Games 2010 (CWG). CWG 2010 is one of the most prestigious sports events which will be hosted in Delhi from October 3-14, 2010.
“The CWG is a prestigious sports event in the country after the 1982 Asian Games. We are honored by Delhi Jal Board with whom we have a long history of partnership of delivering best in class water management solutions to meet their stringent expectations. We are currently in process of implementing four projects cumulatively amounting to approx. Rs. 600 crores involving setting up new water treatment and sewage treatment plants, refurbishment and running these plants," Mittal added.
The new CWG water treatment plant will have a capacity to produce ultra pure 1 MGD (million gallons per day) of water to fully cater to their water requirements in 24/7 mode. CWGV will consist of residential blocks, police station, hotels, cyber cafes, gymnasium, and community hall. Additionally, the plant will also cater to the water requirement of Akshardham Temple.
The plant will be set up on the banks of river Yamuna. As a back up, the plant will also have a connection from Sonia Vihar water plant. This will act as a standby source, to be utilised if and when the ground water is insufficient in quantity or of low quality.
The plant will be fully automatic Multi Barrier System which will produce ultra pure quality water by treating borewell water through its state-of-the-art two stage chemical coagulation and sedimentation in reactor clarifier followed by tube settler. Further advancement will be done by ultra filtration and disinfection by ultraviolet system.
VA Tech Wabag has bagged this contract from the Delhi Jal Board on competitive basis at a value of Rs. 35 crores. The overall scope of work includes design, construction, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, trial run, one year defect liability and three year operation and maintenance (O&M).

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