Water scarcity hits Sarvajna Nagar hard

BANGALORE: With the increasing population, Bangalore has been growing at a rapid pace on all fronts. This increase in population has inflated the geographical boundaries of the city to accommo

Published: 26th March 2012 03:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:44 PM   |  A+A-

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Residents in the locality collecting water after a long walk | JITHENDRA M

BANGALORE: With the increasing population, Bangalore has been growing at a rapid pace on all fronts. This increase in population has inflated the geographical boundaries of the city to accommodate the growth. This is really making the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike to walk on a tight rope.

The Palike is making all efforts to balance by including both the old and new wards.

Sarvajna Nagar is one of those localities which has a distinct name among the areas which fall in the heart of the city. But, the residents of the ward are facing plenty of civic problems. The residents say that their ward is completely neglected. The residents of 9th cross, Kadirappa Road falling under the Sarvajna Nagar Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) ward have to walk down a kilometre to fetch drinking water.

“We have water tankers which supply only borewell water which is not fit for drinking. All the home-makers residing in Kadirappa Road, Polaramma slum have to walk down a kilometre until they reach Gangamma Temple to fetch drinking water,” said A M Babulal a resident.

Babulal further added that drinking water is supplied only on alternate days.“This means that we have to fetch enough water, to be used on the day when there is no water supply. On an average the residents are spending more than one hour to fetch water,” added Babulal.

The residents urged the authorities to give heed to their demand by supplying water which is the most basic necessity. Kadirappa Road has other problems too. “The streets in the ward were dug up under the pretext of laying water pipes to supply drinking water to us. But no water has been supplied to us till now, only the streets are damaged,” said Santosh S, a resident.

What more? The borewell which is now catering to the domestic needs of the residents is also said to get repaired very often.

“About 15 days ago, the borewell got blocked. All the residents had to pool in the money to set it right,” added Santhosh.

The ward corporator G Bhuvaneshwari was not available for comments.

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