Water shortage haunts residents in this ward

BANGALORE: Thanks to the old canal which is still quenching the thirst of the residents of Vijnanapura BBMP ward, the whole ward is full of water woes. And adding to this water menace, the res

Published: 13th February 2012 09:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:55 PM   |  A+A-

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A child standing near a dry tap in Vijnanapura Ward | JIthendra M

BANGALORE: Thanks to the old canal which is still quenching the thirst of the residents of Vijnanapura BBMP ward, the whole ward is full of water woes. And adding to this water menace, the residents near Near Ganesha Temple on FCI Main Road are facing problems due to the poor drainage system.

When City Express visited the ward, we found many housewives busy carrying water in pots to their homes. The residents alleged that the area corporator, has not turned up to the ward since elections. The residents in and around Dasthagiri Road and FCI Main Road are buying salty water.”

Khurshid Unisha, a 70-year-old resident explained the problems she is facing, due to the lack of water supply. “At this age, I find it difficult to fetch water. It has been more than a year, since the public water taps in my street went dry. Repeated complaints and letters to the ward corporator to attend to the problem, has not been addressed.”

The residents also alleged that some officials from BWSSB are not supplying water to their area. “They have stopped the water supply and are supplying it to those, who are in good terms with the officials.” Complained the residents.

Prabhakar, another resident told City Express, “The sewage lines get blocked often. They dug the streets in the ward few months ago, to lay water pipes. We hoped that the water woes might come to an end after that. But we were proved wrong and now we are made to commute on the dug up roads.” Further, the residents said that many lorries which come to the Food Corporation of India with loads, are parked on the FCI Main Road itself. This obstructs the smooth flow of vehicles on the main road, the residents added.

When City Express tried to contact the area corporator Sugumar, he was not available for any comments.

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