Low-lying Hindmata area will no longer be water-logged
The civic body will spend INR 13 crore and will replace underground British-era drains in Hindmata which will double their water-carrying capacity, i.e. from 25 mm to 50 mm
Every monsoon, the city never misses out on low-lying areas which get waterlogged and becomes a nuisance for commuters and residents. Despite Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) so-called efforts, of installing pumping stations, the woes continue every other year. However, this time, the civic body has decided to work on Hindmata – infamous flooding spot- which gets waterlogged every monsoon.
The civic body is planning to spend INR 13 crore and will replace underground British-era drains in Hindmata which will double their water-carrying capacity, i.e. from 25mm to 50mm. For the same, the civic body has appointed a contractor to replace these arched at Dadar and Elphinstone.
According to officials, the project which has been undertaken under Brihanmumbai Storm Water Disposal System (BRIMSTOWAD), will take 12 to 14 months to complete.
The BMC is planning to replace British-era drains in several low-lying areas in the island city, such as Byculla, Mumbai Central, Currey Road, Elphinstone, Mahalaxmi, and Worli.
Mumbai Live's take
During monsoons, Hindmata gets waterlogged due to the narrow water outlet near Britannia pumping station which does not let the water flow out. Instead of replacing drains and widen the water outlet, the civic body first went with the pumping station which did not solve waterlogging problem, instead, it remained the same. And now, after all these years, BMC is now spending taxpayers’ money to double their water carrying capacity.