IRSDCL to use treated water for washing coaches by July

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 May 2017 12:39:05

Staff Reporter,

Concerned with necessity to use treated water safely for washing of railway coaches and platforms and other things apart from meeting the drinking water requirement, authorities are geared up to finalise the process. It has to be mentioned that Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDCL) Limited has decided for laying pipeline which is supposed to be completed by July this year.

NGT had said that this move will 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 water. Besides, utilisation of the treated water will also help in preserving the scarce resource. Habibganj Railway Station will use 2 lakh litres of treated water per day from the Dugdh Sangh which operates within two kilometres of the railway station.

Earlier, it was directed that Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) is directed to carry out periodical inspection of the plant at an interval on every course of time. It has been submitted that CTE has been granted for the enhanced capacity of 4 lakh litres of milk per day.

It has been found that the bag-filters have not been installed and the problem has arisen because of the fact that having started using LPG as the fuel the dairy plant has again reverted back to furnace oil.

This is impermissible. It is directed that immediately the plant be operated by using LPG as was being done previously and till such time as the bag-filters are not installed no furnace oil will be allowed to be used. Notices were also issued to the Western Central Railways through Chief Divisional Engineer at Bhopal as also to the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Bhopal for submitting their response on the proposal of the Dugdh Sangh for utilising the treated water.

Subsequent to which railway authorities approved the order of Central Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) to utilise the waste water from the Dugdh Sangh for washing purposes at Habibganj station.