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Northern Railways begins water conservation initiative

New Delhi: The Northern Railways has started a major water conservation initiative in the form of commissioning an Automatic Water & Recycling Plant (AWWRP) in Shakurbasti in North West Delhi. The plant will have a six lakh litre water per day capacity and will enable the recycling and reuse of about 58 million gallons of water every year.

This AWWRP will be built with the latest technology at an estimated cost of Rs 2.21 crore, which includes maintenance and operation costs up to five years. The first of its kind in Northern Railways, this pant is completely automatic and will have an effective cost of recycling water of about three paise per litre.

Wastewater from the washing line which was earlier released to the sewer line will now be stored in a sump well and supplied to this treatment plant located near the washing line complex. After treatment, the water will be sent back to the washing line for use. Test reports indicate that parameter of the treated water is within the BIS safe limits.

Weekly special train

Northern Railways has started a weekly special train from Nanded to Hazrat Nizamuddin departing Nanded every Thursday at 11 pm to reach Hazrat Nizamuddin Saturday at 2:10 am. On return trips, the special train will depart Hazrat Nizamuddin, every Saturday at 5:50 am to reach Nanded the next day at 7 am. The service will start from Nanded on July 4 and end on November 28.

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