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MMRDA resumes work for second COVID facility at BKC within few hours after Cyclone Nisarga

Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday praised the MMRDA for starting work for phase 2 right after the cyclone threat.

MMRDA resumes work for second COVID facility at BKC within few hours after Cyclone Nisarga
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Hours after Cyclone Nisarga threat passed, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) restarted the construction work for second COVID facility at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). 

“After Cyclone Nisarg, work restarts for second Covid facility at BKC. Nothing happened to Covid hospital 1 and 2 during Cyclone though as a matter of abundant precaution, patients were shifted (sic),” MMRDA tweeted on Wednesday from the twitter handle of Mumbai 2.0. 

Reacting to this, Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday praised the MMRDA for starting work for phase 2 right after the cyclone threat. The minister and MMRDA informed that the COVID facility including hospital 1 and 2 was intact and no damage has been caused by cyclone and patients were also shifted. 

“The MMRDA has begun on phase 2 already. Phase 1 is intact. Btw it was a cyclone, not just a gush of regular wind. Thank you MMRDA for not even waiting for 24 hours to start work and serve the people,” Thackeray said. 

Meanwhile, there were reports of damage to phase 1 of the COVID facility at BKC. However, the MMRDA has clarified that the cyclone has caused no damage to hospital 1 and 2 and they are operational. 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday also rebuked the rumours claiming the jumbo facility set up at BKC was affected by Cyclone Nisarga. Only minor damage has been caused to the fence and the hospital structure can become operation this evening, it said. 

Last month, the MMRDA had constructed a makeshift hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in 10 days at the MMRDA Grounds in BKC. The Covid facility was handed over the BMC later. 

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