Water will be supplied to all the 60 wards for next two days, says Mayor
MANGALORE: Mangalore Mayor Vijaya Arun on Thursday said that 35 tankers had been deployed to supply water to 60 wards in the city for the next two days. Each tanker would be supplying water to two or three wards, she said, and appealed people to use water judiciously.
Ms. Arun told presspersons that there was a crisis in the city and Mangalore City Corporation would handle the situation efficiently with the cooperation of people.
She said that the corporation would supply water to all parts of the city. But there were some geographical bottlenecks in the city where the tankers could not supply water directly, she said.
Ms. Arun appealed the local youth, corporators and social workers to distribute water to areas which were not accessible by the tankers.
Following are the names and contact numbers of the persons in charge for distribution of water: Ward 1 to 5 (Surathkal East and West, and Kaipalla): Roopa (Junior Engineer) 9886057271; ward 6 to 10 (Iddya, Hosabettu Kulai and Baikampady): Arun Kumar (JE) 9880714754; ward 11 to 15 (Panambur, Kunjatbail, Marakada): Abdul Khader (JE) 9448216005l; ward 17 to 20 and 60 (Derebail, Kavoor, Pachchanady, Tiruvail and Bengre): Raghupal (JE) 9448254274; ward 16 and 21 to 24 (Bangra Kulur, Padavu, Kadri and Derebail): M.G. Hegde (Assistant Engineer) 9449094660; ward 25 to 29 (Derebail, Boloor, Mannagudda, Kambla): Naresh Shenoy 9844458477; ward 30 to 34 (Kodialbail, Bejai, Kadri and Shivabagh): Richard D'Souza (JE) 9448549167; ward 35 to 37, 42 and 43 (Padavu, Maroli, Dongarakeri and Kudroli): B.C. Prakash (Assistant Engineer) 9845901993; ward 38 to 41 and 44 to 46 (Bendoor, Falnir, Court, Central Market, Bandar, Fort and Cantonment): Shivamurthy (JE) 9448624271; ward 47 to 52 (Milagres, Valencia, Kankanady, Alape and Kannur): Nagendra (JE) 9845308393; and ward 53 to 59 (Bajal, Jappinamogaru, Attavara, Mangaladevi, Hoige Bazaar, Bolar and Jeppu): Lakshman Poojary (JE) 9448696487.
In case of difficulty in reaching the persons concerned, the residents can contact the MCC control room at: 2220313, 2220316, 2220344 and 155313 (toll free); Executive Engineer Krishna Murthy at 9449555527; Assistant Executive Engineer K.S. Linge Gowda at 9449555511; Assistant Executive Engineer Ganesh at 9449555526 or Commissioner Krishnappa Poojary at 9980197279.
Meanwhile, MLA of Mangalore N. Yogish Bhat and Commissioner of the MCC Krishnappa Poojary said that water in houses, overhead tanks and ground-level reservoirs would be completely depleted by Friday.
Mr. Bhat said that by Friday evening the MCC and the district administration should scout for water sources in the city and take them over to ensure equitable distribution. Despite specific instructions by the district administration to close down schools, colleges and hostels in the corporation limits, many educational institutions were open on Thursday.
Deputy Director of Public Instructions Shankarappa told presspersons here that schools which had their own water sources were continue with their normal activities. But the schools that were dependent on the MCC for water had been asked to close down till Monday, he said.