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Haji Ali, Breach Candy residents complain of noise pollution caused by coastal road work

Residents of Haji Ali and Breach Candy complain of noise pollution that is being caused by the work being conducted on the coastal road project.

Haji Ali, Breach Candy residents complain of noise pollution caused by coastal road work
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According to sources, the people who have been residing nearby the areas Haji Ali and Breach Candy have complained to the Mumbai Police and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation with regards to the noise pollution that is being caused by the work being conducted on the coastal road project.

The residents have alleged that coastal road work is going on throughout the day, further leading to disturbances during the night time as well, sometimes even after 10 pm. Several people took to social media to speak about noise pollution as a consequence of the use of heavy machinery and unloading of trucks. The people have also written complaints of noise pollution and have sent them through email.

Several media outlets have reported that the residents have complained about the work starting at 1 at night when everyone gets disturbed by the continuing noises. People have been unable to sleep. However, despite the complaints, no action has been taken so far.

Deputy Municipal Commissioner R S Kuknoor speaking to the media stated that said he was unaware of the issue but will look into it to make sure that the grievances are redressed. Currently, the civic body is constructing a 29.2-km coastal road from Princess Street in South Mumbai to Kandivali in the western suburbs, along the western coast of the city. Construction of the first 9.96-km stretch of the road from Princess Street, Marine Drive, to the Worli end of the Bandra-Worli Sealink has begun. The project cost has been pegged at ₹12,000 crores.

Earlier, Save Our Coast (SOC) an organization in Mumbai had written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) seeking a stay in the BMC’s Coastal Road project. In their complaint, the SOC had alleged that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had resumed working on the Coastal Road project by asserting that these are essential pre-monsoon projects in the region.

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