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    Bengaluru faces 24-hour water cut amid tanker price surge | ActionPunjab


    ACTION PUNJAB NEWS Desk: Residents of Bengaluru are set to endure a 24-hour disruption in water supply, starting from 6 AM on February 27, 2024, until 6 AM on February 28, 2024. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has scheduled this shutdown to facilitate essential maintenance tasks and install Unaccounted For Water (UFW) bulk flow meters.

    The affected areas span across Bengaluru and include localities such as BHEL Layout, Nandini Layout, parts of Dasarahalli, RR Nagar, and others.

    Bengaluru, often referred to as “India’s Silicon Valley,” grapples with an acute water scarcity even before the onset of peak summer. Weak southwest monsoon rains have led to depleted groundwater levels and reduced water levels in the reservoirs of the Cauvery River basin, which serves as a crucial water source for the city’s roughly 14 million residents, as well as its numerous IT companies and startups.

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    As a consequence, residents are forced to ration their water consumption and are confronted with exorbitant prices for water tankers. The soaring demand has prompted water tanker dealers to increase their rates significantly. For instance, a 12,000-liter tanker, which previously cost around 1,200 rupees ($14.47), is now priced as high as 2,000 rupees ($24.11) in some areas.

    Santhosh C.A., a resident of Horamavu in north Bengaluru, expressed the challenges faced by residents, highlighting the need to book water tankers two days in advance and the adverse impact on his plants and personal hygiene routines.

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    (Inputs from agencies)




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