BMC Chief Praveen Pardeshi Comes Up With a 3-Step Solution for Floods

The 3-step solution was aimed at increasing the water carrying capacity of Mithi river to ensure that there is no waterlogging in the future.

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After the heavy downpour on September 4 and 5 which led to severe waterlogging in many areas across Mumbai, there were several questions raised on how ready were the civic authorities to tackle such a situation. Pre-monsoon, the BMC had claimed that they had filled several potholes and had kept water pumps at many stations in Mumbai to pump out the water.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) surveyed and scrutinised several spots where waterlogging was more prone and drew the conclusion that the flood-like situation was due to overflowing of Mithi river. 

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In a recent meet that was held by BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi, he stated a 3 point solution for these problems which are as follows: 

  • The spillage of Vihar and Tulsi lake which are near Sanjay Gandhi National Park will be channelised to underground tanks which are all set to be built between Bhandup and Mulund. 

  • Slum encroachment in Kranti Nagar, Kismat Nagar and Bakshi Singh Compound in Kurla will be removed before November 1 for the widening of Mithi river. 
     
  • Installation of flood gates at 20 outfalls of stormwater drains that flow into Mithi river.

He concluded the meet by stating that the solutions above will enable to increase the water carrying capacity of Mithi and will further ensure that there is no waterlogging.  

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