Drone inspection of rivers and nullahs begins in Mumbai

Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal held a special meeting through video conferencing and asked the officials to complete the work before monsoon.

Drone inspection of rivers and nullahs begins in Mumbai

Officials in Mumbai have begun the survey of rivers and nullahs in Mumbai by using drones and it is reported that after completion of this survey, a detailed study will be conducted and a report will be submitted to the higher authorities. This information was given by Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal in a special meeting held through video conferencing.

The commissioner has directed the assistant commissioners and senior officers across all the 24 wards in Mumbai, to complete the work within the stipulated time along with cleaning of rivers and nullahs. Similarly, a directive was given for roads and footpaths as well, where the construction, repair of roads and sidewalk should be completed at the earliest.

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These decisions have been taken keeping the monsoon in mind. Chahal further asked the officials to complete the work before the rains.

Currently, the respective departments are working to remove silt from large nullahs and improve the flow, thereby ensuring rainwater harvesting. Other departmental offices are working to remove the silt from the small nullahs under the jurisdiction of the concerned department. Officials are confident that all the work will be completed within the stipulated time.

Keeping the coronavirus crisis in mind, all the workers are being provided with masks and gloves along with the essential gear like jackets, gumboots, and concerned contractors have also been given the instructions to maintain a social distancing.

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