Bengaluru Stadium to Get Treated Water Supply for IPL Matches Amid Crisis

WD News: In view of the severe water crisis in Bengaluru, authorities have decided to supply treated water to the M Chinnaswamy stadium in the city for the upcoming IPL 2024 cricket matches. There are currently three matches scheduled to be held at the stadium, on March 25, 29 and April 2.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board took the decision at the request of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) management board.

The request was made to source the required water from the Cubbon Park wastewater treatment plant. Responding positively to KSCA’s plea, BWSSB chairman Ram Prasad Manohar has committed to supplying treated water to the stadium.

Justifying its decision, the BWSSB cited the potential to prevent the misuse of groundwater and Cauvery river water while encouraging the optimal utilisation of treated water.

Several factors, including reduced rainfall, depleting groundwater, and strained recharge options due to infrastructure, have contributed towards the severe water shortage in Bengaluru.

On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the state capital is currently facing a shortage of 500 million litres of water per day (MLD) against the actual requirement of 2,600 MLDs.


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