Seeking Inspiration From Japan: BMC To Adapt Tokyo's Method To Prevent Floods

The Japanese firm's officials along with BMC officers are all set to visit Powai Lake, Mithi river, Vihar and Tulsi river to conduct a survey on the underground water tanks

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In a recent meeting that was held in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters, senior officials from Tokyo's Pacific Consultant Company discussed the solution for floods in Mumbai with BMC Chief Praveen Pardeshi, Additional Commissioner Vijay Singhal and Chief Engineer Sanjay Darade. 

The officials presented a plan to make underground tanks to avoid waterlogging and flood-like situation when Mumbai experiences the monsoon mayhem. Japan implements the same in the majority of its city to prevent floods. 

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The firm's officials along with BMC officers are all set to visit Powai Lake, Mithi river, Vihar and Tulsi river to conduct a survey on the underground water tanks and will soon submit their detailed reports to the BMC. 

Notably, It was the fourth time in this monsoon that Mumbai experienced a flood-like situation in which the primary reason was the overflowing of the Mithi river. In order to prevent this situation in the next year, Mumbai Police claimed that they will be deploying special squad for transport woes during these situations and will further make use of more inflatable boats to rescue people. 

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