Shetty Halli residents get Cauvery water after 10 years of perseverance
Raghavendra Layout in Shetty Halli included in BBMP limits in 2007 has finally been able to get Cauvery water connection. The relieved residents say, from last four years all their groundwater was exhausted, and they were at the mercy of the water tanker mafia.
Over 1000 homes that were added into Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike limits in 2007 had to undergo a long wait to get a Cauvery water connection. The residents say they have been pursuing BBMP officials, local MLA and corporators in the last ten years to get Cauvery water.
Initially, Shetty Halli which is in the newly carved BBMP Dasarahalli zone was self-sufficient in terms of water supply, but after the real estate boom, the groundwater table reduced drastically, forcing residents to literally beg the tanker mafia for regular supply of water.
"Over 1000 homes in Raghavendra Layout were eagerly awaiting the pipe laying work to be complete. After I was elected to the BBMP in 2015, I took the files with Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board to hasten the process and to supply Cauvery water under stage V of the project. The drawing of connection from Cauvery pipes is finished and today we inaugurated by switching the motor on. Henceforth there will be regular Cauvery water supply here," said Nagabhushan, Shetty Halli Corporator.
Raghavendra Layout Association member Rudresh said, the residents had to undergo hell in the last five years as the roads were dug up for pipe laying.