Cauvery water supply to 3 of 110 villages put off

The BWSSB water pipes which have to be lied underground been dumped on the road which creates the inconvenience to the commuters at Kirloskar Layout, Hesaraghatta Road, Bengaluru on Wednesday. Photo by S K Dinesh

The launch of Cauvery water supply to three out of the 110 villages making up greater Bengaluru was cancelled on August 17 due to the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officials said Uttarahalli, Sonenahalli and Ganakallu were the first of the 110 villages to receive Cauvery water from the Board, but the launch was cancelled since the state declared a seven day mourning period for Vajpayee’s
demise.

The Board has already installed water meters and issued RR numbers to 688 residents from Mahadevapura, Rajarajeshwarinagara, Dasarahalli, Bytarayanapura and Bommanahalli zones who have paid their beneficiary capital contribution (BCC) charges for new water connection.

The Board was to supply water to 7 villages including Horamavu, Siddapura, Ramagondanahalli and Herohalli. BWSSB is now planning to schedule the launch by next week provided the local MLA gives them a date for the event.

However, another official said hydro-testing of the new pipelines is still going on and it would take another week to completely verify the pipelines before regular water supply could be resumed. 

BWSSB is laying pipelines in 110 villages in phases and has asked the residents to pay their BCC to obtain legal water connection.

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