Kanta Bagri Laxminarayan, a resident of 3rd Stage, AECS Layout in Sanjaynagar, spends nothing less than Rs. 3,000 a month on water supplied by eight to 10 tankers she needs. This whopping amount is apart from her regular Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) bill of Rs. 300.Usha Gururaj, president of Sapphire Nest Owners' Association in Thippasandra, who is entirely dependent on private tanker supply, spends Rs. 600 a month. 'There are 28 flats in our apartment complex and we buy two to three tankers every day. The supplier charges us Rs. 200 a tanker because we have been his customers for years,' she said.Similar is the case with Sapna K., a resident of Lal Bahadur Shastri Nagar near HAL in K.R. Puram. Her family has an arrangement with a friend to whose house they go once a week to stock up drinking water."
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : Private water suppliers fleece residents in city: "