Monsoon preparations: BWSSB clears over 40,000 manholes across city

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Monsoon preparations: BWSSB clears over 40,000 manholes across city

Monsoon preparations: BWSSB clears over 40,000 manholes across city

Bhavana S   ¦    May 21, 2019 11:56:51 AM (IST)

Monsoon preparations: BWSSB clears over 40,000 manholes across city-1

Bengaluru: It seems the civic agencies have learnt a lot of lessons from the public outburst against the poor monsoon preparedness last year. This year all the agencies are working on a war footing basis to avoid artificial flooding at the time of monsoon. As part of this preparedness, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BSWWB) cleared as many as 40,000 manholes across the city.

According to the BWSSB authorities, this drive was taken up in the month of January 2019. According to an estimation, there are 2.4 lakh manholes in the city. "Our aim is to clean all the manholes in the span of 18 months. Every month over 8,000 manholes are cleared," informed BC Gangadhar, chief engineer (maintenance).

According to the authorities, manholes in the flooding areas are already cleaned. "As many as 139 jetting machines are used as of now. Another 31 machines will be procured for the purpose," informed an officer from the BWSSB.

According to the authorities, all the jetting machines are fitted with GPS to ensure more transparency.