Danger lurks in uncovered drains

Foul smelling and dirty drains in A Narayanapura ward pose a health hazard to the residents

Published: 20th February 2012 10:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:59 PM   |  A+A-


(Left) An uncovered drainage line in the locality; (Right) Private tankers supplying water and BWSSB work in progress | JITHENDRA M

BANGALORE: While some areas falling under A Narayanapura, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike ward are developed, there are areas which are lacking development.

When City Express visited the ward it was found that most of the drains in the ward especially on the stretch of PWD Road, were open and need serious attention.

Balachandra Kali, a resident said, “Many storm water drains are covered with concrete slabs. But, there are small drains on both sides of the road which needs to be covered.”

The residents complained that as the drains are left open, many passersby are at a risk of falling into them.

There is a foul smell emanating from the drain and it also attracts a lot of mosquitoes, causing health hazards. They need to be covered and de-silted to remove wastes like plastic covers and others which block the free flow, which will otherwise lead to water stagnation.

Tulasidas, who is working as a swimming coach at a club said, “We agree that the Cauvery pipes are laid to quench our thirst. But these kind of developmental activities should be finished in a short span of time ensuring that the ward residents do not face any inconvenience.”

As the works of laying the Cauvery pipe is going on in the ward at Akshaynagar and the surrounding areas, the residents are finding it difficult to commute.

The residents here too had some water problems and are relying on tankers.

Ward corporator S S Prasad said, “The laying of Cauvery pipelines will finish in another 15 days,”

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