Bangalore: The city had not had it so bad in recent past. With the inflow into the Krishnarajasagar reservoir reduced to a trickle, Bangaloreans can now only hope for unseasonal rain in May to escape the water crisis looming over the city.

Authorities confirm that if the catchment areas of the Cauvery do not receive adequate rain during May, Bangalore is certain to plunge into a water supply crisis. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has sensed the alarming situation.