BMC Directs MMRCL to Clear Up Drains Near the International Airport

BMC Directs MMRCL to Clear Up Drains Near the International Airport

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has served a notice to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) after a complaint revealed that one of its contractors was dumping waste on the drain/nullahs located near the international airport. This is the BMC’s second such notice directed to the MMRCL over the last six months. 

The issue was first brought to light in the form of a complaint by former corporator Nicolas Almeda earlier this year, while the contractor in question is currently working on a project at Sahar Road. 

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The BMC acted upon Almeda’s complaint and sent a formal notice to the MMRCL on February 8. The second notice sent by the BMC on Monday (Sep 14) has directed the MMRCL contractor to clear out the debris and slit from the nullah. 

While the MMRCL hasn’t commented on the matter as of yet, the piling of waste at the nullahs has led to severe waterlogging, which is known to have damaging effects on the residents during monsoons. 

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The MMRCL was struck a blow recently when the Central Groundwater Authority rejected its request to use groundwater at Aarey. While several of MMRCL’s projects have been stalled or delayed, newer challenges appear to be popping up for the agency.  

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