Residents of Doddaballapur, Devanahalli, Vijayapura and Hoskote municipalities in Bangalore Rural district will get drinking water once in three days, according to Labour and district in-charge Minister B.N. Bache Gowda.

Decline in the groundwater level and dried borewells were the major reasons for acute drinking water crisis.

Drinking water was being supplied through tankers in 250 villages of the district. Sixty-two villages in Hoskote taluk, 72 villages in Devanahalli, 80 villages in Doddballapur taluk, and 36 villages in Nelamangala taluk have been affected.

He said that the Chief Minister would be urged to release Rs. 6 crore to tackle drinking water shortage in the district.