Residents of Begur staged a protest here on Thursday demanding basic amenities such as roads, regular water supply and proper sewerage. The residents, under the aegis of the Begur Nagarikara Hakkugala Horata Vedike, urged the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to act immediately and take steps to improve the locality for the benefit of residents.

Describing the deplorable condition of the locality, vedike secretary K. Gururaj said, “The infrastructure in the Begur ward is in a pathetic condition. Living conditions are very poor and several residents are suffering from dengue because of the unhygienic surroundings.”

He also said that the water supply was erratic and the private tanker business was thriving in the locality. “The councillor needs to act immediately and provide tankers to us for free as a large number of residents cannot afford to spend large sums of money on water.”

M. Srinivas, councillor of Begur ward, acknowledged that his ward had poor infrastructure facilities. He added that projects such as laying of roads and sewer lines were in progress.

“But completing the projects has become a difficult task as contractors do not come forward to take up projects as the BBMP delays clearing their bills,” he added.

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