BMC plans to spend Rs 160 crore to enhance storm water drains, scale back flooding throughout monsoon – india information

2020/11 14 10:11

In an try to mitigate flood-prone areas in a number of elements of the Western suburbs, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has deliberate varied augmentation measures for storm water drains between Andheri and Malad after it took observe of utmost climate situations within the metropolis this yr.

The civic physique has deliberate to spend Rs 160 crore on varied works together with repairs, restructuring and widening work of drains at 19 continual flooding spots in Western suburbs as a part of a serious overhaul plan for continual flooding spots throughout Mumbai. That is anticipated to extend the water receding time.

Civic officers stated that a number of the work has been well-planned in order that it may be completed earlier than the following monsoon however some essential work will probably be accomplished within the subsequent two to a few years. The civic work primarily consists of re-modelling or new development of field drains on the SV Highway drain from Vrindavan Resort to Marve Highway junction in Malad.

“All ward places of work have been requested to establish localised water-logging spots that may be fastened within the quick length of 6 months. The measures will assist extra water, that will get accrued in areas throughout monsoon, move by means of larger drains simply. The work is anticipated to start out in January,” an official stated requesting anonymity.

Other than this, BMC can also be mulling to have flood tanks within the metropolis to carry extra rainwater. The tanks will probably be constructed alongside the strains of underground water holding tanks within the Japanese capital, Tokyo, and are prone to be situated between Bhandup and Mulund.

P Velrasu, further municipal commissioner stated, “We are actually focusing primarily on the civic works that’s essential for subsequent monsoon and be certain that we end these earlier than that. Flood tanks are a long-term idea that will require thorough learning and planning the scope of labor. The work on this entrance remains to be ongoing.”

Town has witnessed a number of cases of flooding and water-logging for hours in lots of areas throughout monsoon this yr and reported record-breaking rainfall. Areas like Andheri, Malad, Goregaon, Hindmata, Sion and King Circle amongst others confronted extreme water-logging for lengthy hours. The official attributed these disasters to delayed drain cleansing work this yr because of the lockdown.

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