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Sewage treatment plants not must for old apartments: Bengaluru Development Minister

Apartment complexes with less than 50 flats that were constructed before February 2016 need not have sewage treatment plants, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George said here on Thursday.

Published: 09th June 2017 05:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2017 05:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Apartment complexes with less than 50 flats that were constructed before February 2016 need not have sewage treatment plants, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George said here on Thursday.

Minister Umashree chats with JD(S)
MLA H D Revanna during the
Assembly session on Thursday


Replying to MLC Chowda Reddy at the Legislative Assembly session, the minister said, “STPs are compulsory for apartment complexes with more than 50 flats, for commercial complexes constructed in 2,000 sqm and for educational institutes built in 10,000 sqm and above.

But in 2016, we said that STPs are mandatory for new apartment complexes with 20 flats and educational institutions with 5,000 sqm.

We have given time till December 2017 to implement this, failing which will attract penalty.” Also, if apartments with 20 flats install STPs in their premises, they will get a reduction in sewage cess. 



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