Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Nearly 1,000 residents of Gayathrinagar and surrounding areas staged a protest here on Sunday and obstructed vehicular movement on Mahakavi Kuvempu Road, demanding water supply to their houses.

"We have not received water properly from the past 25 days. Earlier we used to receive water at least on alternative days," said Anantharaju, a resident. He also said that they decided to take stage the protest because was Ugadi (Lunar New Year) and a solar eclipse were occurring together on Monday, which meant that more water would be consumed.

"Most of the borewells in the area also do not work. Women have to travel long distances at night to get water from the borewells that are functioning," said Virupaksha, another resident.

BWSSB Chief Engineer Venkat Raju said that water supply had been affected because there was little water in the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir. "We are in the process of diverting water from the Cauvery to these areas. That is why water supply was affected for a while," he said.

Water supply was restored in the affected areas by 4 p.m.

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