Mysuru City Corporation has decided to disconnect water supply to consumers who have failed to pay their dues.
Addressing media persons at a press meet held on Tuesday, Mayor B L Bhyrappa said, “Bills worth Rs 125 crore are pending in the city and the corporation is facing a financial crunch due to this. In the last few days, we have launched a special drive in wards 2, 7, 8, 9 and 12 and have visited many households asking them to pay the bills in a week’s time. We have also given warning to the defaulters but they have not bothered to clear the bills. The decision to disconnect the services was taken after considering these factors. There are over 35,000 unauthorised connections in the city, if we regularise the connections, revenue worth crores can be generated.”
“We need funds to carry out various developments and welfare works, so with the huge due amount it has become very difficult for the corporation,” he said.