Bangalore water board restores water to Vidyaranyapura

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BANGALORE: A day after TOI reported the pathose of 1000 residents parching for water in Vidyaranyapura, BWSSB restored the supply on Tuesday. This newspaper reported about the protest staged by the residents in front of Cauvery Bhavan, the BWSSB’s head office on KG road.

The residents had threatened not to vote if the crisis is not resolved. The water supply was changed from GKVK reservoir to some other point which reduced the flow to nil. For the past 15 days, they had to depend on private tankers for water only.

However, the board said that the increasing demand during summer has reduced the water levels in the ground level reservoirs across the city, resulting in disrupted supply. There were random checks made by officials after the protest on Monday and Tuesday and reservoirs were charged to continue normal supply.

BWSSB officials also TOI that disconnection drives will be taken up in the area to minimize illegal tapping through unauthorized connections. Sources said that there are 85% of illegal connections working in the area.

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