CM promises master plan to set right Bengaluru’s underground drainage

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Bengaluru, Oct 18: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has promised to convene a special meeting of all agencies tasked with Bengaluru development, officials and elected representatives soon to discuss and prepare a master plan for setting right the underground drainage system in the city.

Speaking to reporters on Monday after visiting several places which were hit by the heavy deluge during the last few days, particularly HSR Layout, Madivala, Hosur Road and Silk Board Junction to inspect the damages, the Chief Minister said the State Government will take concrete measures to increase the storage capacity of lakes in different parts of the city as most of the low lying areas were flooded due to rain water entering the houses.

As many as 15 to 20 lakes around the Agara lake were overflowing and the rain water entered the houses causing damages. Increasing the storage capacity of the lakes and repairing the underground drainage system will solve most of the problem, he said pointing out that officials have been asked to set right the underground drainage system.

A special drainage system Agara lake and surrounding layouts has been asked to be completed within the next four to five months. Steps will also be taken to ensure segregation of drainage and sewerage water flows, he said.

The Chief Minister said the main problem of flooding and sewerage water entering houses in many localities was the problems in the underground drainage level. It is sad to note that the Sewerage Treatment Plant was able to process barely 25 million litres of water per day (MLD) despite having an installed capacity of 35 MLD.

Bommai said he had noticed that the treated water was also flowing into the underground drainage system during the inspection and told the media that he has directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta to get the issue rectified and ensure the that the treated water flows into the lakes.

The Chief Minister said the 4 MLD sewerage treatment plant attached to the Madivala lake was yet to commence operations and said that he has instructed officials to take steps to get the plant functional within the next 4 to 5 months.

The BBMP, BESCOM and BWSSB have been asked to work with greater coordination, Bommai said.

Asked about the potholes menace in the city, the Chief Minister said the government has sought complete details and promised to convene a meeting to sort out the problem. The continuous rains has made repair work very difficult and steps will be taken to fill up the potholes after the rains stop, he said.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, Administrator Rakesh Singh and MLA Satish Reddy accompanied the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister also held a meeting to discuss the revival of Mysugar factory in Mandya district, in which leaders of farmers’ organisations and elected representatives of the district attended. Chief Secretary P Ravikumar, Finance Department Additional Chief Secretary S N Prasad and other senior officials were also present.






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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Yello, Bommai You are the CM of karnataka, not of Bangaluru, think of the state.

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  • Rahul, Kadri

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Mangalore also pays some portion of revenue to state government in the form of taxes. But I wonder how much Mangalore/Dakshina kannada gets back in terms of infrastructure budget

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Another tusqe tus tus tuseee

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  • Citizen, Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Politicians only promise and give false hope. Is reality they are least bothered about governance and providing good infrastructure, only busy filling their pockets

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    empty words

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    So, this is Promise No. ?????????……since he took office. Nobody is going peep into underground to check for drainage so the promises are uttered. His only promise for survey on missionaries, ban on beef, law on love-jihad and law on conversion will definitely see light of day. These are the only developments BJP is good in.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Time to send our Politicians Underground ...

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