PONDA: Curti Housing Board Colony locals have restarted their opposition for the 8 MLD Sewerage Treatment Plant, demanding to scrap the Project, claiming it could cause pollution in a residential area.
The locals opposed the plant six years ago when the STP work was halted, but it is now again decided by the government to construct the plant.
Prakash Sawant said following opposition by people since 2016, for many years, there was no sign of construction of STP at the proposed site. Further, locals were also relaxed after they were informed that only a pumping station would come at the proposed site instead of a Sewerage plant.
However, the sewerage department recently sent a letter to Curti Khandepar Panchayat informing them about the 8 MLD Sewerage plant construction.
Following this, we met the Sarpanch, discussed the issue, and told him that locals are opposed to Project. He said we do not oppose Project, but the government shifted it elsewhere.
Shailesh Shet, former Curti Khandepar Sarpanch, said the STP site is in the middle of a residential area, schools, buildings and houses.
Locals spent all their hard-earned money on constructing houses and bungalows or buying flats; however, if STP came into the area, they would be forced to bear the stench smell.
Further, a school is close to the STP site; hence, the government should shift the project elsewhere.