Rajasthan boosts water supplies with three major reuse projects across 11 cities

SPML Infra and Tata Projects have won three contracts worth a total of INR 1,275 crores ($189 million) to supply sewerage and wastewater reuse systems to 11 cities in Rajasthan, India.

The water reuse element of the three schemes, which each cover a group of three or four cities, will provide 74.4 megalitres per day of water to India’s largest state.

“It’s significant that the government of Rajasthan has initiated the projects for wastewater treatment and reuse that will help in reducing pollution in these cities. We are proud to be part of this improvement plan, which is vital to making fresh water available for drinking purposes,” said Rishabh Sethi, executive director, SPML Infra.

The sewage treatment works, pumping stations, and sewer networks, are expected to complete by July 2018, and the deal covers 10 years’ of operation and maintenance.

It was procured by Rajasthan Urban Drinking Water Sewerage and Infrastructure Corporation (RUDISCO), from a joint venture between SPML Infra and Tata Projects.