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BWSSB to clean 2.4L manholes in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: For the first time, BWSSB has taken up a massive exercise to wash 2.four lakh manholes in the city, its chairman Tushar Girinath announced on Tuesday. The drive began on January 1.

During a distinct council assembly organised by BBMP, Girinath said the board has set a goal of 18 months for the aim. He said those manholes have no longer been wiped clean for the past several years.

Girinath said the move would carry reduction to electorate who are paying anyplace between Rs 1,500 to Rs 5,000 to get manholes near their houses wiped clean. Corporators raised the issue by pointing out that cleansing group of workers are tough large amounts, which is not applicable.

Overflowing manholes prompted BWSSB to take in the drive. “All our jetting machines are being supplied with GPS and all manholes are being tracked on the basis of machines visiting them for cleansing,” he added. Girinath maintained that BWSSB has a shortage of jetting machines. He asked BBMP to supply BWSSB the land to offload the waste collected from the manholes.

He said the minor irrigation division said water from Yettinahole reservoir will reach Tippagondanahalli dam by 2021-22.

‘BBMP penalised for BWSSB’s mistake’

Opposition chief Padmanabha Reddy slammed BWSSB for polluting Bellandur Lake. He said BBMP was once fined Rs 500 crore by NGT because of BWSSB polluting lakes. “It is BWSSB’s task to be sure that sewage doesn’t input storm water drains. The identical water is coming into the lakes. BWSSB has failed to manage its sewerage system,” he said.

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