BWSSB to levy Rs 10K fine for illegal connections

The proposed fine amount of Rs 10,000 was approved last month.

Published: 04th August 2021 07:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2021 11:24 AM   |  A+A-

An illegal line attached to the authorised BWSSB line | Express

An illegal line attached to the authorised BWSSB line | Express

Express News Service

BENGALURU: Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has so far found 1,602 illegal connections in the city and said that heavy penalties will be levied on households indulging in this kind of water theft. S V Venkatesh, Chief Engineer, Maintenance (East), BWSSB, told The New Indian Express, “Out of 1.7 lakh water connections inspected in Bengaluru East during the drive which began mid-June, we have discovered 978 bypass connections. In Bengaluru West, 1 lakh connections were checked and 624 such connections were found.“

The city has a total of 1,07,352 Cauvery water connections. “We have covered 2.7 lakh connections as on date. We plan to check every connection within the next two months,” he added. The proposed fine amount of Rs 10,000 was approved last month. “It will reflect in the water bill of those households whose bypass connection were disconnected recently,” he added. “In addition to it, these families will also be levied six times the water bill of their regular water connection which will be reflected in the bill a month later,” Venkatesh said. 

“A special squad has been constituted to carry out these drives. The BWSSB has also filed a complaint against 1,000-plus connections to the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF),” said BWSSB Chairman N Jayaram. 


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    BWSSB officer issued notice to Property owner in Kumbarpet Main Road,stating that the connection is Illegal,but the property owner states that his Late Father has given an application for the Khata Transfer in his name,as soon as he bought the property in 1969,Its more than 50 Years,still Khata is not been transferred in his father`s name,till now.Wake Up BWSSB Chairman.
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