Sunday, April 19, 2009

'Dry Monday' in Bangalore? - Bangalore - Cities - The Times of India

'Dry Monday' in Bangalore? - Bangalore - Cities - The Times of India
This Monday could be a `dry Monday' across the entire city. For those who have no water reserve, hiring tankers could be
the only option.

There are two reasons for this situation: there was an unscheduled power shutdown in TK Halli and work on the Metro Project hit water supply in several parts of the city for another day.

The sudden power shutdown in TK Halli happened on Sunday from 4.45 pm to 6 pm. This was the time when water was supplied to many areas by BWSSB. But it was hardly supplied on Sunday to many areas due to the power shutdown.

BWSSB officials say the effect is likely to linger on till Monday evening. "It's rare to encounter such a shutdown here. An hour-long shutdown takes us anywhere from 8 hours to 10 hours to regain pressure to lift water and distribute it across the city," a BWSSB official told `The Times Of India'.

The power cut was due to some work on the central grid near Somanahalli, from where power is supplied to three main water reservoirs for Bangalore. They are at TK Halli, Harohalli and Tataguni.

Water is pumped to ground level reservoirs, stored and then distributed. Due to Sunday's power cut, water supply from Harohalli and Tataguni is also likely to be affected.

Metro Project may hit water supply too

Water supply in East and South Bangalore is likely to suffer due to shifting of pipelines for the Metro Project at Trinity Circle on Monday.

The areas likely to be hit include Domlur, Kodihalli, Airport Road, HAL 2nd and 3rd Stages, Indiranagar, Ulsoor, New Thippasandra and surrounding areas.

"We started work 10 days ago. The pipes are being shifted eight foot away from the metro line. Much of the work is complete and we are now linking the pipes," a BWSSB spokesperson said. "Once they are linked properly, supply will resume."

Water supply may be restored by late Monday evening or Tuesday.


Residents may call 22945115 if water supply in their area is not restored after Monday

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