In order to upgrade sewage infrastructure in the city, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to prepare a master plan for efficient drainage system.
The civic body would create a detailed futuristic master plan based on the status of the existing drainage system. It is learnt that almost two thirds of Bhopal doesn’t have a proper sewerage system.
A large portion of the city, especially the peripheral areas, has no sewage network. Most of the raw sewage or septic tank outflows are discharged into open drains that flow into the nearby watercourses or seep into the
It is learnt that most lakes in the city receive untreated or raw sewage through number of sewage fed drains. It may be noted that almost the entire catchments of these lakes are occupied by the human settlements.
According to media reports, the civic body plans to rope in a consultant in the next two to three months in order to frame a master plan for the drainage system of the entire city.
According to Bhopal City Development Plan, Bairagarh area has 16 km sewer with two pumping stations and one 4.5 MLD capacity oxidation pond, Old Bhopal area has 24km sewer line with five pumping stations discharging sewage to Patra nallah and Sewerage Treatment Plant’s (STP) in Bhoj Wet Land Project, New Bhopal area has 108km sewer with six pumping stations and one 4.5 MLD capacity Oxidation Pond and 13.5 MLD STP and Bhoj Wetland Project has 61.7km sewer with 11 pumping stations and five STP’s of 58 MLD capacities.