BANGALORE: The residents of Muneshwara Nagar ward under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) are facing huge shortage of water. When City Express visited the ward, the residents were buying water at Rs 7 per pot from private water suppliers. Muniyamma, a shop keeper at A K Colony in the ward said, “It has become a routine for us to pay for drinking water. The Palike should ensure continous water supply to this locality. With summer in the corner, we will be in trouble if we are not supplied with proper water facilities by the authorities concerned.”
The residents also alleged that the drivers of the tankers were facing a hard time to reach the respective locations, due to the narrow roads.
Also the sewage works going on in the ward proved to be inconvenient for the residents. They were furious, as the works were progressing at snail's pace. As iron rods are erected for the works, the residents near the storm water drain are finding it difficult to carry out their daily works.
The sand and the crushed stone, which are meant for the construction of the sewage lines, were dumped on the middle of the street at 1st cross, A K Colony. This has obstructed the free flow of vehicles and pedestrians. Malasundaram, a provisional store owner said , “As the works pertaining to storm water drain are going on, the area corporator can take measures to lay concrete slabs over the storm water drains.” He further added, “The sanitary lines have become old and small to accommodate the increased population in the ward . They must be replaced soon.” Also the residents were also furious with the water board and the Electricity Department for digging the recently laid roads often. “Why can’t they finish their works before laying the road. This is spoiling the beauty of the works that had been undertaken with the tax we paid, ” a resident said.
When City Express tried to contact corporator Kriyaa Shylaja, she was unavailable for any comments.