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Blinkit Initiates Groundbreaking 10-Minute Water Tanker Service for Bengaluru: Insight

  • Posted on March 12, 2024
  • Technology

Blinkit, encouraged by Unacademy's CEO Gaurav Munjal, aims to introduce a 10-minute water tanker service in Bengaluru to tackle acute water scarcity. With groundwater depleted, tech professionals leaving, and restrictions imposed, the city's population of 1.40 crore faces a daily water demand challenge.

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In a bid to alleviate Bengaluru's escalating water scarcity, Blinkit, a prominent quick-commerce platform, is gearing up to launch a revolutionary 10-minute water tanker service. This initiative comes on the heels of a suggestion from Gaurav Munjal, the CEO of Unacademy, highlighting the pressing need for swift action to address the city's water crisis.

Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, is grappling with a severe shortage of water exacerbated by dwindling groundwater levels and erratic rainfall patterns. Many bore wells have dried up, exacerbating the already dire situation. Munjal emphasized the urgency of the matter in a message directed at Blinkit, stressing the imperative to provide an on-demand water delivery service within a remarkably short timeframe.

The water scarcity has prompted an exodus of tech professionals from the city, seeking temporary refuge elsewhere until the situation improves. Authorities have imposed stringent measures to conserve water, including a ban on activities such as vehicle washing, operation of fountains, and gardening, with violators facing hefty fines of up to Rs 5,000.

According to the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), the city's population stands at approximately 1.40 crore, including a substantial floating population. To meet the daily water demand, Bengaluru requires an estimated 1,450 million liters per day (MLD) from the Cauvery River, along with an additional 700 MLD from groundwater sources.

In light of the escalating crisis, BWSSB has issued new directives mandating prior authorization from authorities before drilling bore wells, underscoring the gravity of the water scarcity situation. With traditional sources of water proving insufficient to meet the burgeoning demand, innovative solutions like Blinkit's proposed rapid water tanker service are becoming increasingly crucial.

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Blinkit's initiative holds promise in providing a swift and efficient solution to Bengaluru's water woes, potentially mitigating the hardships faced by its residents. By leveraging technology and logistics expertise, Blinkit aims to streamline the delivery process, ensuring timely access to essential water supplies for the city's populace.

As Bengaluru grapples with the daunting challenge of water scarcity, innovative interventions such as Blinkit's proposed water tanker service offer a glimmer of hope in navigating through this crisis. With collaborative efforts from both public and private sectors, there remains optimism for finding sustainable solutions to ensure the well-being of Bengaluru's residents amidst these challenging times.

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