Bengaluru water crisis: Government to takeover private water tankers

Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar said the move comes in the wake of tankers overcharging customers amid massive water shortage in Bengaluru


Published Mar 02, 2024 | 5:52 PMUpdatedMar 02, 2024 | 7:23 PM

DK Shivakumar.

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Saturday, 2 March, announced that the private water tankers in Bengaluru would be taken over by the State government in view of severe water shortage.

Speaking to reporters at his Sadashivanagar residence in Bengaluru, he said, “There is a massive water shortage in Bengaluru. The officials of the BWSSB (Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board) and BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) are holding meetings on a daily basis to overcome the issue.”

“We have instructed all the water tankers in Bengaluru to register before 7 March as water suppliers are fleecing customers. We have called for a meeting on Monday, 4 March, at 12 pm to discuss tackling the drinking water issue in Bengaluru. A grant of ₹10 crore has been given to each Assembly constituency to address drinking water issues,” he added.

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