BMC confirms possibility of waterlogging at 180 places in Mumbai

Prior to the monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) makes a report of locations across Mumbai that might face waterlogging

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Every year, as monsoon makes its way in Mumbai, the citizens are posed with the issue of waterlogging. Simultaneously, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)  makes a report of locations across Mumbai that might face water logging and this year, the civic body has recognised 180 locations that might face the water logging issue.

The list consists of 180 locations, out of which, the most places are from Matunga, i.e. 15 spots. Other than that, there are 12 places from Malad, 12 from Bhandup, 11 from Mulund, 11 from Ghatkopar, 10 from Colaba, 10 from Bandra West, 11 from Chembur and Mankhurd, 9 from Worli, 7 from Dadar, 8 from Chembur East. 

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Accordingly, in order to deal with water logging, BMC drafts a plan two months earlier with the Water Supply Department and Electricity Department. This ensures that there are no technical difficulties while dealing with waterlogged areas.

The plan includes cleaning the nullahs, cleaning the water drainage pipes, installing water pumps amongst others. Despite this, the city faces serious water logging issues every year which has brought a lot of criticism for BMC.

Earlier, in order to curb the issue, BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi declared that people throwing garbage in the nullahs will be fined. Accordingly, the BMC Commissioner had taken a meeting for finding options to deal with waterlogging during monsoon.

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