Staff Correspondent

Assistant Engineer asked to take steps to provide water to residents

BIDAR: In-charge Commissioner of the Bidar City Municipal Council (CMC) Vijaykumar Uppin has said that another meeting will be held on March 10 to discuss the proposals on supplying drinking water to the city.

At the general body meeting of the newly formed CMC held here on Monday, Mr. Uppin said that once the members had decided upon the type of proposal for drinking water supply, the CMC would act accordingly.

At the start of the meeting, Mr. Uppin said that the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board had asked the CMC to provide Rs. 9 lakh for supplying drinking water to the city every month. After several rounds of talks the amount was brought down to Rs. 7 lakh.

He said Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta wanted the CMC councillors to take a decision on the matter.

Vice-president Philoman Raj Prasad asked Assistant Executive Engineer of the CMC Mohammed Moiz to take suitable steps for providing water to residents.

Mr. Moiz said that water supply had been affected in the city mainly due to power fluctuations.

Regarding contaminated water being supplied to a few areas in the city, he said a squad should be formed to check if pipelines were damaged. He said these problems would be attended to immediately.

Mr. Moiz said the estimation of the mini-water supply scheme would take time since the sanctioning and execution process had to be completed. He said that the CMC needed two engineers to monitor water supply.

The members took Mr. Moiz to task for inadequate water supply to the city. A councillor asked the CMC to construct at least two overhead tanks for proper supply of drinking water.