CB Pur DC finds problems galore in city wards

A surprise visit by Deputy Commissioner N Manjula’s to various wards in the City on Wednesday revealed the true extent of poor conditions in parts of the city.

 Manjula decided to make her visit after receiving word that epidemic cases were on the rise, specifically at Gangammanagudi (Ward no 10), Sadhumath (Ward no 11), Kandavarapet (Ward no 15) and Gopalakrishnappa Kaddipudi area (Ward no 16).

Residents complained to the DC that they are supplied water once in 15 days, leading to problems storing and saving water. “We have to pay Rs 120 for water supplied in tillers and at least Rs three for a pot-full of water,” they said, adding the water situation had been worsoned because many borwells in the area had gone dry.

“Elected representatives seem to be oblivious to our plight,” said Sunanda, a resident.
Other residents complained of the poor system of watse disposal in the City which has also caused problems.

“There is no proper waste disposal system in the city . As a result, vacant plots in many localities have been reduced to become garbage pits. The authorities concerned have not taken care to install garbage bins in residential localities, let alone regular clearance of waste,” said a resident.

Seeing the shoddy construction of underground drains, Manjula instructed authorities to inspect the work site. She also took the photographs of sub-standard work on her mobile phone and asked authorities to issue notices to those responsible for the substandard workmanship.

On the matter of the number of functioning borwells, City Municipal Commissioner D H Raya said of a total of 124 borewells, 82 borewells are still operational. “The remaining 42 have gone dry. Measures are being taken to rejuvenate them,” he said.

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