Water issues dominate BDA's second public consultation meeting

Water issues dominate BDA's second public consultation meeting

Water issues dominate BDA's second public consultation meeting

Water issues and construction on raja kaluves were the most important issues at the second public consultation meeting organised by the Bengaluru Development Authority and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in the city on Friday.

The meeting was held for residents of west zone in Rajajinagar. The BDA will hold such meetings throughout this month in various zones seeking opinion from Bengalureans.

Citizens raised concerns on the garbage menace, waterlogging and encroachment. People questioned the officials on how they were planning to manage encroachments on raja kaluves which they said were permitted by the officials themselves. Replying to this, a BDA official said that the were waiting for the court and government orders.

MLA Ashwathnarayan pointed that the revised master plan 2031 should take into account rainwater harvesting and lay emphasis on its implementation. He also questioned the present status of its implementation.

Rajajinagar MLA Suresh Kumar asserted that water should be used judiciously and there should be an appropriate conservation mechanism in new and existing layouts. This should also be stressed upon in the new master plan.

Both Suresh Kumar and Ashwathnarayan told BDA and other government officials that such important public consultations should be publicised is advance so that the turnout is high and appropriate responses come in.