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BMC claims to have overachieved its target of cleaning silt from big nullahs

In Mumbai, 75 per cent sludge is removed from the nullahs every year before the monsoon, 10 per cent sludge is removed during the monsoon and 15 per cent after the monsoon.

BMC claims to have overachieved its target of cleaning silt from big nullahs
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday, June 8, has claimed that this year it has cleared and carried out 104 per cent more silt from big nullahs (drains) as against their annual target.

According to reports, the corporation had set a target of removing a total of 3,11,381 metric tons of sludge. In comparison, 3,24,284 metric tons of sludge was removed by May 3 and transported by 19,093 trucks. In the first week of June, 17,297 metric tonnes of sludge has been removed.

The civic body said its desilting achievement this time was 35 per cent more compared to last year.

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Large nullahs in Mumbai are cleaned every year through the Corporation's Rainwater Drainage Department. The goal is set each year by studying how much sludge needs to be pumped out before undertaking the cleaning exercise in the pre-monsoon phase.

However, the BJP MP Ashish Shelar criticised the civic body after there was water-logging in Mumbai after heavy rains on June 9. Taking it to Twitter, he said: "Our corporators visited and inspected situation along with police officials and party volunteers! I urge be at home & stay Safe!"

Considering the rainfall and its intensity of rainfall in the Mumbai and MMR region, the objective is to remove silt from the nullahs for the drainage of rainwater. The municipal administration has claimed that it has been successfully completed by the corporation.

The BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal has also directed to ensure that proper barricades are to be erected at all places where work on Mumbai Metro lines are underway. Moreover, he has also ordered that all manholes which have slow drainage system should be checked and repaired from time to time.

In Mumbai, 75 per cent of sludge is removed from the nullahs every year before the monsoon, 10 per cent sludge is removed during the monsoon and 15 per cent after the monsoon.

Also Read: No waterlogging in Mumbai this monsoon, claims BMC

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