BMC Considers Rs 1cr Revamp Project For Three Lakes In The City

In the 1 cr project, the BMC looks to designate a consultant that will develop and present a report, on ways to curtail the release of sewage water in these lakes within a year of the work order being released.

BMC Considers Rs 1cr Revamp Project For Three Lakes In The City

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has suggested the revamp of three lakes in Mumbai that include Sion Talao, Sheetal Talao in Kurla and Digeshwar Talao in Charkop to hinder the discharge of sewage water, into the water, cites a report by the Indian Express.

In this Rs 1cr project, the authority will nominate a consultant that will develop as well as present a report, on methods to halt sewage and other dirty water discharge from the drains into the lakes in a year of the work order being announced.

According to reports, the consultant will also verify the viability of treating the sewage water before its emission in the lakes. A proposal to appoint the consultant will be tabled before the Standing Committee.

Based on narratives, a BMC official elaborated on how earlier these lakes were a source for drinking water, but after the construction of dams, taps offered drinking water, thus these lakes were neglected and eventually encroached upon. The official also cites urbanisation development as a cause for the poor state of the lakes. With the discharge of dirty and sewage water from the city into these lakes, the water quality worsened.

Some accounts also claim that previously, whilst beautification of these lakes was undertaken, major steps were not taken to ameliorate the water quality in the lakes. The National Green Tribunal in 2020, fined the BMC for not working towards inhibiting water pollution. It had ordered that the civic body curate a plan for sewage water treatment, prior to its emission in the water bodies.

Additionally, some reports cite that the civic officials stated that during the British period, some 129 water bodies were in Mumbai, but at present only 50 are in a presentable condition. 

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