Water woes at KR: MLA wants officials to act

Drinking water suply has worsened in wards 4 to 12

Krishnaraja MLA M K Somashekar, on Saturday, directed the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) officials to address the drinking water related woes in the wards under his Assembly constituency.

In an emergency meeting, convened at his office on the premises of the MCC main office on New Sayyaji Rao road, Somashekar said, he was forced to convene the meeting on a holiday (second Saturday), following a volley of complaints related to erratic drinking water supply during the last fortnight.

Nine wards
Somashekar said, during his ward visits, water woes were recurring, especially in nine wards — from Ward four up to 12. According to the residents, though water is being supplied from Kabini River to some parts of the city, they are not receiving water even once in four days. The situation has worsened especially since 15 days.

Somashekar was compelled to remind Executive Engineers Nagarajaiah (of MCC) and K P Jayaram (Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board) about the mounting complaints against them, mostly for their to failure to respond to the corporators’ queries.
Quoting some of the corporators, Somashekar alleged, whenever the elected representatives called the officials to lodge complaints, they have blamed the commissioner for the fiasco.

Somashekar asked the MCC authorities to expedite the underground drainage (UGD) works taken up at some areas in the city. He sought to know if there will be a revision in the current water tariff, after the MCC took over the mantle of drinking water supply from Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSO) Limited.

MCC Commissioner C G Betsurmath, who was present at the meeting, promised to address the issue at the earliest.

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