‘Residents going to mall to use toilet’: Bengaluru water crisis in one post

Bengaluru is facing a severe water crisis, and the situation has led to heightened anxiety. Residents of the Karnataka capital flooded social media with posts expressing frustration, fear, and concerns.
‘Residents going to mall to use toilet’: Bengaluru water crisis in one post
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The condition of the water crisis in Bengaluru is so severe that residents are being forced to use toilets in malls, a Reddit user claimed in a post. Residents of Bengaluru flooded social media with posts expressing frustration, fear, and concerns, as the Karnataka capital is grappling with a severe water crisis.

Borewells in Bengaluru have been depleted and that led to the crisis, with residents sharing their woes on social media.

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‘Residents going to mall to use toilet’: Bengaluru water crisis in one post

Meanwhile, the Reddit post that is doing the rounds of the internet has highlighted the adverse situation in Bengaluru. “Most of the tenants have vacated while others have moved to temporary accommodation. You get to smell the stink of unflushed human excreta in toilet bowls from far away. It's not uncommon to see a line of residents going to the nearby Forum mall to do their business," the Reddit user said.

Bengaluru residents are dependent on water tankers for their daily chores, which often charge exorbitant amounts. Their reactions range from frustration to fear, as they face the daily challenge of securing enough water for their basic needs.

Long queues at municipal water tanks and the dependency on expensive water tankers have become a common sight in several parts of the city. The uncertainty of water availability has led to heightened anxiety among residents.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that out of 136 taluks in the state, 123 taluks have been declared drought hit and 109 are severely affected. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on March 5 promised that the government would ensure adequate water supply to Bengaluru at any cost.

As Bengaluru confronts this daunting challenge, experts advocate for an integrated approach to address the crisis.

Source: India Today

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