Thursday, June 25, 2009

Floating in muck

Floating in muck
Floating in muck

Drain water overflows at Jumma Masjid road, Shivajinagar in Bangalore on Sunday.
Express News Service
First Published : 18 Jun 2009 07:24:29 AM IST
Last Updated : 18 Jun 2009 08:17:58 AM IST

BANGALORE: The Jain Temple Street and Jumma Masjid Street are floating in a lot of muck. The manholes here are flooded and despite repeated pleas to the authorities, nothing much has been done about the situation.

President of Sadbhavana Youth Social Welfare Association, K Sadiq Pasha, said that whenever it rains the sewerage water overflows from the manholes and floods these two roads. The sewage water has flooded the area form the past 20 days. “We have complained about it the civic authorities and to our area MLA, but they have not taken any action in this regard,” he said.

“There are nearly 150 shops in the area and the customers hesitate to come to the road as it is inundated by the overflowing sewerage water and hence our business has come down. Some businessmen of the area have fallen sick due this,” he added.

In the past the authorities have cleared the sewer lines and have stopped the sewerage from over flowing, but that was temporary. The sewage water started overflowing from the manholes once again.

“We need a permanent solution for the problem. We held a symbolic protest today.

If the civic authorities fail to do anything to stop the sewage water from overflowing we are planning to hold a protest and stop paying taxes,” he added.

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officials said, “If the problem had come to our notice we would have solved it by now. We will clear it at the earliest.”

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