Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visited the sites of nullah and river desilting works on Tuesday. The Sena chief, along with his son Aditya and top civic officials including BMC chief Ajoy Mehta, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and BJP Mumbai President Ashish Shelar reviewed desilting works of Mithi river, Vakola river, Irla nullah and Walbhat river in the city. He claimed that waterlogging problems across the city were declining due to improvement in desilting works.
Uddhav Thackeray also said that the drain can never be cleaned completely. The nullah cleaning is done before and after the monsoon. Therefore it would be wrong to say that the desilting work is completed. This is a continuous process.
The civic body had spent Rs 100 crore on the cleaning of Mithi river and major nullahs in 2015, whereas it will be spending Rs 80 crore on their desilting works this year.The BMC has claimed to have completed 45 per cent of the desilting works as of now.