BMC directs officials to inspect and repair manholes across the city

Strict instructions have been given by Iqbal Singh Chahal to the concerned departments to inspect and repair the manholes on all the roads in the Municipal Corporation area.

BMC directs officials to inspect and repair manholes across the city

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Thursday, June 10, 2021, gave strict instructions for immediate inspection of manholes on all roads in the areas. The orders were issued by Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal and Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) P Velarasu. 

Furthermore, in case needed, workers have been asked to create a new manhole in cases some cannot be repaired. 

Meanwhile, the cover of a manhole on the eastern side of Bhandup's Village Road started leaked due to heavy rains in the city on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. It is being said that two women escaped from falling into it and a video was shared on social media and in news channels.

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Observing these concerns, necessary repairs and action work has been made by mandatory and officials have been ordered to inspect the condition of the manholes across all the localities. Every year, this work is performed as part of the monsoon repair work, and this year, the civic body has issued the orders after water logging and drainage related issued faced due to the recent heavy rainfall

Action is being taken to replace the required manhole. Senior officials from the BMC have asked the departments to expedite the work keeping the monsoon in mind.

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Meanwhile, a woman sanitary worker, Suvidha Chavan, from Thane's Bhiwandi area was recently appreciated for work while she entered the manhole to check the progress and interact with the workers. Videos and images of the same were shared on social media and users lauded her move while she was on inspection duty near the Arif Garden locality. In an interview with Navbharat Times, she said that this was the first time she entered the manhole and decided to do it as it was her duty to ensure work is done on time and in an honest manner. 

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