Within days of completion of the elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha yesterday urged citizens to use water judiciously as the level at the KRS reservoir was fast depleting and thus severely affecting pumping facility at the Hongalli Pumping Station.

Speaking to mediapersons after an inspection of KRS reservoir and Hongalli Pumping Station, she urged the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) to improve the pumping capacity at Hongalli by undertaking necessary steps.

It is reported that lack of facilities at Hongalli to pump sufficient water to Hebbal, Vijayanagar, Hootagalli, K.G. Koppal, Gokulam, Saraswathipuram, Kumbarakoppal, T.K. Layout, V.V. Mohalla, Paduvarahalli, Vontikoppal, Sharadadevinagar and parts of Mandi Mohalla has resulted in residents resorting to protests in these areas.

As Irrigation Department officials expressed difficulty to supply water to city from RBLL canal, the DC held talks with the officials of the Department and the MCC officials to arrange for supply of water to citizens.

It is reported that on May 7, Shikha held talks with officials of Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW), Karnataka Water Board and representatives of JUSCO and took stock of the situation prevailing in all the 65 Wards of the MCC.

She also instructed the officials to ensure that water was supplied to MCC Wards 19 to 24 and 30 to 45 on alternate days by sinking borewells at required places.

She is also reported to have instructed the MCC and JUSCO officials to arrange for supply of water to the citizens by deploying the 25 tankers that were available at their disposal.

Stating that the MCC should arrange for supply of minimum quantity of water to the affected areas, she urged the citizens to store as much water as possible when water was supplied.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore