Drinking water project in the pipeline
To meet the increasing demand for drinking water in the city, a new project to pump additional 500 mld (million litres per day) water from TK Halli is proposed and the work on this project is expected to begin by December first week, announced Minister for IT, BT, Excise and BWSSB, Katta Subramanya Naidu.
Participating at the publicofficials' interaction programme in the Hebbal constituency on Saturday he said: "Bangalore is being supplied with about 870 mld water everyday as against the demand of 1,270 mld.
There is a shortage of 400 mld." Water scarcity, battered roads, overflowing drainage, garbage menace and several other civic issues were discussed at the public-officials' interaction programme (Janaspandana) organised at RT Nagar.
Katta Subramanya Naidu and officials from all the government departments participated and responded to public grievances on the occasion.
He promised the residents of R T Nagar, Hebbal and nearby areas that the civic amenities will be improved at the earliest.“Addressing water problems at this moment is difficult because of the shortage of water supply as against the demand. But we will provide alternate sources of water and drill across the city,” the Minister said. He also directed all the officials present to address the other issues of the public immediately.