To free the city of its sewer problem, the Ghaziabad Civic Agency has chalked out a phase-wise plan.
- In the first phase, the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) has identified and taken up areas where there are no sewer lines. The cost of laying new lines in these areas, and connecting them to the main line, has been estimated to be Rs. 80 crore.
- “The plan has been sent for approval and we expect a nod before the end of the current financial year,” municipal commissioner R K Singh said.
- “Making the city completely free of sewer problems is an enormous task which will require lot of money, so we are taking it up phase-wise,” he said.
- According to Singh’s estimate, Rs 500 crore would be needed to solve the problem. This entails replacing the old lines, laying new ones and unclogging some.