The station has been facing water crunch for the last last two months, with the BWSSB playing truant. The station needs 30 lakh litres of water everyday, for which it pays the BWSSB Rs 5-10 crore per year. If you have boarded a train at Bangalore City Station, don't be surprised to find there's no water in the toilet or the wash basin tap is dry. If taps at the platform are dry, it could mean the station has not received its regular supply of water. The station has been facing water crunch for the last last two months, with the BWSSB playing 'truant'. The station needs 30 lakh litres of water everyday, for which it pays the BWSSB Rs 5-10 crore per year. If the supply is hit even for a few hours, it leads to chaos at platforms and trains. Though the station has water storage facility, it isn't enough to meet the demand. There are 74 trains emanating from the station. 'When water supply is affected, we fill half the amount of water from our facility in the trains. It's not enough, but that's the best we can do. Often trains leave without water and we request the next station to fill the water. It delays the train and the station may also not have sufficient amount of water because it may not be a 'watering station',' Divisional Railway Manager Mahesh Mangal told Deccan Herald. (snip)"
Monday, June 11, 2007
Deccan Herald - Rly station goes dry as BWSSB plays truant: "
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