Dasarahalli residents are suffering from past one year as roads are dug up to lay water pipeline.
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board has dug up roads nine months back to lay water pipeline. The areas affected under Dasarahalli constituency are MHR, MEI, AGB and Kirloaskar layouts.
The water pipeline laying is progressing very slowly. The project was taken up to supply cauvery water to 110 villages. The cost of the project is Rs.296.38 crore.
The roads dug up for laying water pipelines have not yet been restored. Dasarahalli constituency is facing a severe garbage disposal problem and also overflowing drainage lines.
The areas is covered with dust, damaged roads and potholes. Even walking has become a challenge with the floating dust.
The state government brought 110 villages, or five zones -Mahadevapura, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Dasarahalli, Byatarayanapura and Bommanahaklli -under the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
Dasarahalli is relatively a new constituency was formed during the 2007 delimitation exercise and went to its first polls in 2008. With eight wards including Peenya Industrial Area and T Dasarahalli, the constituency has a lot of villages.
The Dasarahalli constituency has a high floating population. Basic necessities such as drinking water and sanitation have not been provided to the lakhs of people residing in these areas.
Residents demand that water scarcity, traffic snarls, garbage management and lack of footpaths are to be tackled on priority.
The area is also suffering from shortage of medical facility.
According to the residents there is no coordination and accountability between the civic agencies. The laying of water pipeline work by BWSSB is taking so long. The area is reeling under water scarcity.
The water pipeline work started in 2017 to cover 110 villages totaling to 2600 kms. The officials of BWSSB states that 80% of work is completed. Once the balance work is done the road repair work will commence. The officials are proposing to finish the work by May 2019.