BWSSB set to clean up 2.4 lakh manholes ahead of monsoon

BWSSB set to clean up 2.4 lakh manholes ahead of monsoon
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Monsoon is set to arrive next month, leaving the authorities at Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) with the tough task of cleaning all 2.4 lakh manholes in the city.

Bengaluru: With monsoon set to arrive next month, civic agencies are working on preventive steps to ensure no waterlogging.The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) has completed work on around 40,000 of 2.4 lakh manholes.

BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath set a timeline of 18 months to achieve the target, saying the work began on January 1. In a statement confirming the cleaning up for 40 manholes, he said: "It's difficult to clean 2.4 lakh manholes within a few months. We have chalked out an 18-month plan and 7,000-8,000 manholes can be cleaned in a month."

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