CM tours rain-hit areas, makes promises galore-Bangalore-Cities-The Times of India
He came, he saw and he promised. Like his predecessors had done down the years. Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa who toured the rain-hit areas on Thursday evening in fact went one step further: he declared that there would be no problem next year.
The downpour and massive flooding of peripheral areas did not escape Yeddyurappa’s attention while he was away in US for the AKKA conference.
On Thursday, the CM wasted no time and set out to tour the flood-hit areas in the evening. The flooded areas were nearly dry much to the joy of the civic authorities. Yeddyurappa’s first stop was the Hennur drain which saw one of the worst floods in the city: there was stench and signs of havoc everywhere.
He announced that a storm water drain and a bridge would be built there at a cost of Rs 15 crore. The work will start in the next 15 days.
Agitated residents of Bhairaweshwara Layout on Hennur Bande tried to get the CM to listen to their problems - on how water from the storm water drains came into their houses, how water level in their houses rose with the intensity of rain, how there has been no drinking water supply for the past three days. Some blamed the BDA for forming residential layouts in low-lying areas which was leading to floods every monsoon.