BWSSB delays work, Dasarahalli roads in mess

BWSSB delays work, Dasarahalli roads in mess

The BWSSB has cut the road to lay the Cauvery water pipe connection past three months back at Kirloskar Layout, Hesaraghatta Road, Bengaluru on Wednesday. Photo by S K Dinesh

For the past five months, motorists and pedestrians alike in MHR, MEI, Kirloskar and AGB layouts in Dasarahalli zone find it harder to navigate the roads.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Corporation (BWSSB) dug up these roads to lay Cauvery water connections to the layouts, but it did not restore them. The lose mud has now turned slushy as a result of the rains. “A car can get stuck in the debris, while riding bikes here is a nightmare,” said an indignant Ravindra Nayak, a resident of MHR Layout.

Residents also complain that the BWSSB did not bother to finish the pipe-laying in the residential roads.

Prakash from AGB Layout said the dust floating around makes walking through the stretches a challenge. “How can one breathe in this condition?” he asked.

Umadevi, a senior citizen who lives in the area for more than 15 years, said the mess reveals the lack of coordination between the civic agencies.

"There has to be some coordination and accountability on the part of the civic agencies to finish the work soon. Water scarcity is the biggest problem in this area, but digging up and not repairing it or completing the road work has become the biggest problem,” she said, adding that the dust emanating from the debris enters homes and settles on everything.

A BBMP official said it would take a few more days for the BWSSB to complete the pipe-laying work. “they’d hand over the roads to the BBMP after the work is over,” he said. “We’ll then restore the roads.”

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