West Bengal government to seek funds from The World Bank for the Tolly Nullah sewerage project

The West Bengal government is expected to seek funds worth Rs 4.07 billion from the World Bank for the implementation of the Tolly Nullah sewerage project. The project involves the development of three STPs with a total capacity of 26.1 mld, 19 sewage pumping stations (SPSs) including two new SPSs, and laying of 114.2 km of the underground sewerage network to solve the problem of pollution at the Tolly Nullah in Kolkata, West Bengal. The plants will treat waste before discharging it into the water. It will be implemented under the Namami Gange programme on a design-build-and-operate basis under the PPP model.