Delhi Metro| Haryana pollution panel slaps notice on DMRC

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Gurgaon: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is not treating the water before it being discharged into the sewerage pipeline which falls into Nazafgarh drain through different channels connecting the Yamuna.

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has served a notice to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for allowing discharge of untreated water waste from its Huda city Centre Metro Station into the main sewer pipeline of Gurgaon.

Even though the DMRC has set up a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at the metro station, it was not treating the water before it being discharged into the sewerage pipeline which falls into Nazafgarh drain through different channels connecting the Yamuna.

Metro Rail News learnt that the STP installed at the Huda city metro station is not functional due to some technical glitches. The station witnesses a daily footfall of over 70 thousand passengers and a number of commercial outlets are also operational and thus, generates a significant amount of sewerage water.

“Any commercial institution having STP installed in its premises cannot be allowed to discharge polluted water into the main sewage pipeline. We have served notice to DMRC in this regard four days ago and asked them for a reply,” said Bhupindar Singh, regional officer of HSPCB north zone.

A DMRC spokesperson said they have not received the notice till Friday but maintained they would look into the matter and take necessary action.

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