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Water and Sewage connections to Mega residential projects

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I am curious to know who is expected to approve the provision of Water and Sewage connection to large residential and commercial projects like ITPL; Prestige Shantiniketan; Brigade Metropolis; Tata Xylem; few five start hotels; large number of IT/ITES technology parks hosting thousands of offices etc in the Mahadevpura /whitefield area ?

It is over ten years since ITPL (now Ascendus) has come into existence and perhaps over five years since the commencement of two mega iconic residential projects in the area.
 
Does the Dept understand the volume of demand that these mega projects put on the infrastructure and what is being done to address them. Have they been considered during town planning by BBMP and is there any co-ordination between BWSSB and the BBMP or BMRDA ? Ground water will never be sufficient to cater to the demand.

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RKCHARI's picture

No Town Planning Whatsoever!

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Hi,

You are absolutely right - if you check with BBMP / BWSSB and even BESCOM, there is no Department of Town Planning in existence. It is left to the Executive Engineer (not even Superintending Or Chief Engineer) to sanction Building Plans and anyone can guess how they function.

I have personally seen concerned Executive Engineer waiting outside the office of a Builder's VP!

Pity, but since Builders themselves are becoming more savvy and come with comparatively more education, wonder whether public opinion should try to influence them to refrain for launching mega projects without adequate infrastructural plans and support from the authorities than our tackling the usual corruption malaise?

Food for thought?

RKC

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Tankers it is

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@Ravih

To the best of my knowledge, these large IT parks or apartments are not supposed to draw water from borewells. And it is also mandatory for them to have recycle water and to harvest rain water.

Not sure how strictly these laws are enforced. At ITPL i have see the water treatment plants (next to the bus bay).

And i have seen tankers bringing in water to ITPL almost everyday.
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TOWN and WATER PLANNING before approval to Mega projects

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Recycled water after water treatment cannot be used for drinking purposes. STP ( Sewage Treatment plant) are of course mandatory and perhaps installed at these projects.

Borewell, I believe is very much approved. While Rain water harvesting will supplement, it would never suffice the most conservative demand. Moreover it depends on rainfall which is increasingly highly unpredictable.
 
Even tankers draw water from lakes or/and borewells hence depleting ground water.
My question is why does the Govt not integrate the approval to such mega projects with various Cauvery Water Supply Schemes underway ?
 
I do see the work of laying 600mm dia. CI pipeline from Krishnarajapuram to M/s. ITPL has been completed and water is being supplied to them on regular basis according to the BWSSB completed projects webpage.

Will the same be extended to Shantineketan and Metropolis ?

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