A tripartite Concession Agreement was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), UP Jal Nigam and Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd on June 13, 2018 for developing an Integrated Sewage Infrastructure for Mathura on the Hybrid Annuity-based PPP mode.
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari presided over the signing ceremony.
An agreement was also signed between NMCG and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the reuse of 2 crore litres treated sewage water per day by IOCL’s refinery in Mathura.
The Mathura sewage project is special in three respects:
Components of the Mathura project
• Construction, operation, and maintenance of a 30 MLD STP in Masani, awarded to the Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd at an estimated cost of Rs 437.95 crore on Hybrid Annuity Mode.
• Development and rehabilitation of Masani Sewerage Infrastructure
• Upgradation and rehabilitation of the existing Masani STP with a capacity of 6.8 MLD
• Upgradation and rehabilitation of two existing STPs (14.5 MLD and 16 MLD) in the Trans-Yamuna region of Mathura.
Construction of 20 MLD Tertiary Treatment Plant
• A 20 MLD Tertiary Treatment Plant (TTP) will also be set up for the supply of treated wastewater to Mathura refinery of IOCL.
• The cost for the development and operation of the TTP for 15 years is Rs 162.38 crore.
• IOCL will bear the entire operations and maintenance cost of the TTP amounting to Rs 82.38 crore for a period of 15 years.
• IOCL will also pay Rs 8.70 per kilo litre towards the partial capital cost for the development of the TTP.
• This will save 2 crore litres per day in the water-stressed Yamuna river which was earlier being used by IOCL.
Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM)
• The Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) marks a paradigm shift in the sewerage sector.
• An important feature of HAM is that both the Annuity and Operation; and Maintenance payments are linked to the performance of the STP.
• This will ensure continued performance of the sewage infrastructure assets created due to better accountability, ownership and optimal performance.
• The upcoming sewage treatment projects under Hybrid Annuity mode (HAM) are at various levels of implementation at Naini, Jhusi, and Phaphamau at Allahabad (72 MLD), STPs at Unnao, Shuklaganj, and Bithoor along with Kanpur (21.4 MLD), STPs at Digha and Kankarbagh in Bihar (150), STPs at Kolkata and Howrah (141 MLD) STPs at Farukhabad (30 MLD), STP at Bhagalpur (65 MLD).