Sub-standard motors hindering water supply: Mayor

Three motors breaking down repeatedly

Is the vested interests behind the scarcity of water supply in the city or anything else?
According to Mayor R Lingappa, he is unaware of any such deliberate acts, but is sure that the sub-standard motors installed at Kabini water pumping station at Bidaragoodu on the outskirts, is hindering the water supply network.

Answering media queries, Lingappa alleged that three 500 HP motors (including a standby), priced Rs 1.5 crore each, have been installed at the pumping station. However, they have broke-down thrice since the station was commissioned in 2013.

Lingappa said, “During my recent inspection to the station on Monday, it emerged that the motors lack ISI certification and have been sourced from Jyothi Company, Coimbatore, in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. There seems to be foul play behind it, as adequate measures were not taken to ensure quality”.

When sought to know about his action, Lingappa said, “I will write a letter to the government about the sub-standard motors”. On the allegation of attempts being made to create artificial water scarcity, especially after the MCC decided to take over the task, Lingappa was reluctant to affirm, without evidence.

Normalcy today
The situation on the water front is expected to ease and normalcy will return from Wednesday. The water supply was affected on Tuesday, following the break down of a motor. Though the standby motor was operated, it too developed a snag. The motors were repaired later, said Lingappa.

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