No polluted water to be discharged to Habibganj Rly Station without treatment

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2017 11:36:40

Staff Reporter,

Water crisis in Bhopal city is very common and it is being witnessed almost throughout the year and in such a situation it becomes immense important to chalk out water conservation procedure in all sector. It was brought to notice that 11.33 lakhs litres supplied by Bhopal Municipal Corporation at Habibganj Railway Station.

During the hearing at Green Tribunal with regards to utilisation of treated water at railways stations S P Sharma, DGM, IRSDC Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation was present in person Minutes of discussion was produced which concerned namely DRM Western Central Railway Bhopal, representative of IRSDC, Dugdha Sangh, Bhopal, the PCB as well as the BMC as also the Bansal Pathways Habibganj Pvt Ltd. was held to work out the arrangements for utilisation of treated water from Dugdha Sangh, Bhopal by the railways at Habibganj in Bhopal.

The parties are in agreement with the endeavour in this behalf which is to ensure that no polluted water is discharged without treatment and at the same time for conservation of the water resources. It have also been given to understand that the dairy at Bhopal after treating the water is capable of producing treated water of good quality having installed RO plant which would become operational shortly.

In any case quality water for bathing and washing purposes would be available from the dairy plant. Utilisation of approximately 2 lakh litres. On a daily basis to be supplied from the dairy plant would reduce the quantity made available from the municipal supply.

In the city of Bhopal it is well known that many colonies are facing hardships on account of not being supplied sufficient water through the BMC pipelines on account of shortage. Availability of such 2 lakhs litres. of water of municipal supply being diverted from the railway would be a proper gesture on the part of the railway administration towards such scares of water in the city of Bhopal.
This would reduce the consumption of fresh water by the railways and at the same time mitigate the expense incurred by the Dugdh Sangh in treatment of the water.