Monday, March 9, 2009

Road work blocks sewage lines in Ashoknagar

Road work blocks sewage lines in Ashoknagar
Its more than six months now and residents of Victoria road in Ashok Nagar have no option but to leave in the stench and put up with the blocked sewage lines.

The road repair work on this stretch taken up by the civic agencies is not completed and due to this the sewage pipelines have been blocked with construction materials. With the blockage of pipeline, it is not only the stench that is causing a problem but also the back-flow of the sewage water is a concern.

John Mascarenhas, a senior citizen and resident of Victoria road has tried all possible ways to bring this to the notice of the officials concerned but there is no response. He says he is tired of repeatedly complaining to various agencies including -- Bangalore Water Supply and Sewarage Board (BWSSB) commissioner, Police Commissioner, Elders Helpline, Karnataka Human Rights Commission and Dignity foundation.

“There is no response from any of these officials and there seems to be no respite for us from this stench and mess we are living in,” he said.

The authorities are not bothered and this continues to be the attitude of the officials.

I will write to the Chief Minister and bring this to his notice, said John.

There is back-flow of sewage into houses and it is impossible to live in this stench. Even if we get private plumbers to get the pipeline clear, it is not possible as there is no outlet for the water to flow, he said.

Speaking to The New Indian Express a senior BWSSB official said: “We have not received such complaint so far but however, I will direct the officials concerned to look into this issue.”

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