Thursday, June 25, 2009


Seamless travel on Seshadri Rd finally a reality - Bangalore - Cities - The Times of India

With the proposed Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Phase II using up Bangalore's quota of Cauvery water, and Greater Bangalore's need for more water, it's time to plan ahead. The chief minister will shortly lead a delegation to the Prime Minister and submit a memorandum for increased share of the river's water.

Currently, BWSSB has an annual allotment of 19 thousand million cubic feet (tmc), of which it utilizes 12.5 tmc annually. When the proposed Fourth Stage II Phase of the scheme gets commissioned in 2011, the entire 19 tmc will be used as the project will bring in additional 500 MLD to Bangalore. After this, Bangalore's quota of Cauvery water will be exhausted.

The chief minister, who laid the foundation stone for a rainwater harvesting theme park in Jayanagar, spoke about the city's water and power needs not being in tandem with its growth. The government proposes to set up a dedicated power plant to cater to Bangaloreans.


A first-of-its-kind rainwater harvesting (RWH) theme park at Jayanagar 5th Block will use 26 methods of RWH over 48,000 sqft. The BWSSB's project, in association with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, will educate people on the methods. The park will be completed in 8 months at a cost of Rs 2 crore.

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