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May 3, 2016

Mangaluru: Hostels sending back students; hotels too hit by water crisis

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Mangaluru, May 3: Hostels, hotels and restaurants have started feeling the pinch of water crisis in Mangaluru as the City Corporation has resorted to supply water once in three days.

waterMany hostels and hotels in the city are mainly depend on the Netravati waters supplied from the Thumbe vented dam, where the storage levels have fallen to 5.8 ft against a maximum 13 ft. Though they have borewells and open wells, the water table in them has gone very low.

Already, two prominent medical colleges in this educational hub have partially shut down their hostels and sent hundreds of students their homes till the situation improves.

It is learnt that Kasturba Medical College (KMC) has sent back about 400 MBBS students of second and third year batches from their hostels till May 15 and Father Muller Medical College has sent back about 75 per cent of the students.

The KMC has about 2,000 students, including some day scholars in eight hostels, while Father Muller Medical College has about 2,500 students from medical, para medical and nursing streams in eight hostels.

On the other hand many hotels in the city do not even have water to wash the vessels. Some hotels serving snacks and sweets on paper plate

Swarna Sunder, vice-president, Dakshina Kannada Hotels and Restaurants' Association said that some hotels had introduced eco-friendly bio-plates made from areca-nut sheaths or areca-nut leaf plates. But this did not go down well with many customers who are yet to get accustomed to it.

Mr. Sunder said river Netravathi drying up has hit hotels and lodges in Mangaluru, with the owners of middle-class hotels and restaurants worst hit. Many of them can't even depend on private tankers anymore as many of them are either getting too many requests or have been hired by MCC to supply water.

Meanwhile, the flow of customers to hotels has also increased with the tourist season beginning. Moreover, people who are unable to cook at home due to water shortage also come to hotels, Mr. Sunder said.

Mangaluru: Hostels sending back students; hotels too hit by water crisis

Comments

Gowraw - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

All students must boycott the college and plant the trees .

SK - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Let the situation worsen.... During mob attacks, only weaker section people used to run away..... Now people from all categories has to run away.... I am also one amongst them.... Let us taste / face the real difficulties of life..... on behalf of the oppressed people.....

Manisha Kamath - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

So apt .... Be it Water Shortage Food woes Pollution Terrorism This defines our thinking..sad

Ranchith - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Never ever seen such water shortage in Mangalore. No tap water, dry wells/borewells this time. Most dependent on water tankers. 1K a day.

Fahad - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

1 wasted drop of water/sec adds up to 8400 litres/month, 100,000 litres/year. FIX THE LEAK SOLVE THE WATER SHORTAGE

Dawood - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Bad weather and bad policy aggravate an awful drought

Afzal - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Prepare yourself, Mangalore. We ignored the villages. Now water shortage is at our door.

Sharabjeeth singh - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Scenes of water shortage in various parts of country are so scary, everytime I open a tap and water comes out, I feel so much gratitude.
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Rikaz - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Put up a desalination plant around Mangalore, that would solve most of water crisis during summer season....India is of course a rich country...it can afford to spend money required for it....

whoever came to power after independence they made people very poor....

Hasan Yusuf - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

This is the right time that our Government has to set up water DESALINIZATION PLANTS in Mangalore and other parts of Karnataka / India to solve the water crisis.

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