In the first stage of the river cleaning operation, 1,200 metric tonnes of trash were removed from the Yamuna under the supervision of the NGT-appointed high-level committee, according to Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena, which resulted in a considerable improvement in key metrics.
The second stage of the operation, which will concentrate on cleaning the Yamuna banks and desilting midstream sludge, is scheduled to start on Monday, according to him.
“At the conclusion of the first stage of high-level committee-monitored Yamuna cleaning activities, the 11 km section of the river between the Signature Bridge and the ITO Barrage was inspected.
“Happy to share, significant improvement in key Yamuna parameters with the removal of 1200 metric tonnes of garbage from the river since work started on February 12,” Saxena tweeted.
He said that the fact that 30 motorboats could go along the river at once for 11 km between Wazirabad and ITO is proof of the efficacy of the cleaning operation.
According to the Delhi L-G, cleaning the Najafgarh Drain has also had a substantial impact on the amount of biochemical oxygen demand, which has dramatically decreased year over year.