Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Residents of Pai Layout, Dooravaninagar and Kuvempunagar voiced their unhappiness over lack of access to amenities at a press conference here on Saturday.

“We are deprived of the basic amenities required for survival,” they said.

Representatives of residents’ welfare associations complained that their localities lacked basic amenities such as sanitation, drinking water, roads and electricity. Despite repeated representations to the authorities, the situation had remained unchanged, they said.

Referring to the previous Government’s promise to provide drinking water to all areas under the City Municipal Corporation limits, the residents said that each household had been charged Rs. 5,000 for the purpose and defaulters fined Rs. 100 each. But no action had been taken yet, they said.

The residents pointed out that borewells were being drilled near sewers and drains and called for a survey to be conducted by the civic authorities. Negligence on this account could lead to outbreak of a major epidemic, they said.