Water, clogged drain problems echoed at maiden council meet

Water, clogged drain problems echoed at maiden council meet

Leakage in water pipes, borewell, stray dog, pig menace highlighted

Water, clogged drain problems echoed at maiden council meet

Demand to address street dog and pig menace, drinking water woes that still remain to be addressed, despite KRS, the main source of drinking water to the city remaining full, and also the clogging of underground drainage, were notable among several other issues discussed at the maiden council meeting at Mysore City Corporation (MCC) on Friday.

R Purushotham, a Congress corporator raised the issue of inadequate water supply. Citing the example of his ward (Seven), Purushotham alleged that the officers had turned a blind eye to the leakage of water at 15 to 16 places. “A borewell at Mysore Anantha Swamy Park near Ballal Circle is also not functioning properly. The irony here is the key (switch point of the borewell) is with a roadside vendor, who runs a hotel adjacent to the park. Similar is the negligent attitude on the part of officers who have failed to address the repeated clogging of drains at places, besides ensuring cleanliness,” he added.

Manjula Manasa, also from Congress, representing ward 15 raised the issue of street dog menace. Recalling her visit to Maharaja’s Junior College recently, where she shared the dais with Mayor N M Rajeshwari in a programme, Manjula said that according to the principal of the college, the situation worsened especially after lunch hours with remnants of food littered on the ground.

D Nagabushan, again a Congress corporator, stressed on getting rid of pigs at Jodi Thengina Mara burial ground at Bannimantap. He said that whenever the relatives of the dead visit the burial ground for rituals (three days after burial) the sight of the pigs scared them away.

J S Jagadish of Sharadadevi Nagar explained his plight of finding officials whenever there are complaints galore at his ward. He placed a demand for buying more equipment especially that of jetting and desilting machines.

K T Chaluvegowda of Janata Dal (Secular) said  that there was no adequate storage of water at central storage reservoir (CSR) at Vijayanagar. The ceiling of the tank remained damaged at places with bird droppings polluting the water source.

Vehicle cess

JD(S) corporator R Lingappa demanded that the Mayor explore the possibility of collecting vehicle cess. According to the law, the civic body is entitled for collecting the cess through the RTO.

Mayor N M Rajeshwari, Deputy Mayor V Shylendra and MCC Commissioner P G Ramesh were present.