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BBMP, BWSSB plan to supply Cauvery water for free

BENGALURU: With drinking water turning scarce in Bengaluru town within the preliminary days of summer time, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) have determined to join arms to offer unfastened drinking water in affected spaces.

Both businesses gained’t charge cash from people in spaces the place provide of piped water is affected due to technical faults on BWSSB’s part. However, in case citizens and established order themselves name for water tankers due to acute necessity, they will need to pay Rs 540 according to tanker of Cauvery water.

The BBMP and BWSSB have divided town into two portions. The BWSSB might be supplying Cauvery water to core Bengaluru spaces in three zones – east, west and south, including 135 wards. The BBMP might be taking care of the rest wards, including the 110 newly added villages, with its 267 tankers.

BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath mentioned his engineers have been first of all reluctant to supply Cauvery water via tankers freed from price but later relented, given town’s water state of affairs and following discussions with the BBMP commissioner. “The BWSSB gained’t be charging a unmarried paise from people the place Cauvery water provide is affected. In those spaces, our tankers will provide water totally free,” he added.

BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad mentioned they have got won a couple of proceedings relating to water shortage. “All borewells dug up by BBMP had been handed over to BWSSB for repairs. In the core space (unfold over 570, round nine,891 borewells have been dug by BBMP, of which 618 are defunct. According to a BWSSB survey, there are round 3.6 lakh non-public borewells within the town,” he mentioned.

BWSSB has 68 tankers

The Palike chief mentioned BWSSB has 68 water tankers and they will be used to offer water freed from price in spaces the place piped provide is hit. The BBMP has additionally announced that non-public water tankers will have to obtain industry licence from it by providing an undertaking on their supply of water and a water stability report from more than a few labs in town.

“Formal laws and laws might be issued within the next two days. The tankers used to offer water will have to have an EPI coat and the water fee might be fastened consistent with PWD’s rates. Private tankers might be given two weeks to agree to BBMP’s phrases and stipulations,” mentioned Prasad.

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