residents protests over erratic water supply in janathanagar in west of mysore

MYSORE: A day after assembly election results were announced, the residents in Janathanagar in west of Mysore in Chamaraja constituency took to streets, protesting against erratic water supply.

They also threatened to lay siege to water supply main office if the authorities failed to supply water.

Scores of residents from Janathanagar in Mysore City Corporation (MCC) ward 24 staged a protest on the streets, urging the authorities and elected representative to attend to their basic problem. They, however, relented an hour later following an assurance from an official of Vani Vilasa Water Works (VVWW), the water-supplying arm of MCC.

Revanna, an activist of citizen's forum Jana Jagruthi Vedike, who led the protesters, said that residents in 5th, 6th and 7th cross roads of Janathanagar are deprived of water since three weeks, and that borewells in the locality are also dry. "We have been appealing to officials to supply water at least through tankers, but they were dragging their feet, citing assembly election as a reason," he said, adding: "We kept quite till the election is over. But we won't tolerate anymore. If they fail to provide water, we will lay siege to VVWW office in Yadavagiri."

"We don't have water - either for drinking or for other use. The officials have taken our patience for granted. Let them at least provide water through tankers," he suggested.

VVWW official admitted that Janathanagar is parched as they are unable to lift water from Hongalli pumping station, owing to low water level at KRS. "We are trying our best to supply water in tankers," he claimed.

When contacted, corporator Pushpalatha Chikanna said the locals were earlier getting water every day. They are facing hardship due to a dip in KRS water level.

Source – TOI -