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Mumbai monsoon: BMC officials examine preparations in eastern suburbs of city

Updated on: 27 May,2024 05:55 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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According to civic body, innovative solutions are being implemented to enhance drainage efficiency

Mumbai monsoon: BMC officials examine preparations in eastern suburbs of city

BMC officials examine the ongoing work. Pic/BMC

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Mumbai monsoon: BMC officials examine preparations in eastern suburbs of city

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been making preparations ahead of monsoon in Mumbai and as part of its ongoing preparations, the senior officials on Monday examined the pre-monsoon related works in the eastern suburbs of the city.

According to an official statement by the BMC, innovative solutions are being implemented to enhance drainage efficiency. Dr. Amit Saini, Additional Municipal Commissioner (East Suburbs), has directed that all necessary works be completed immediately before the onset of monsoon to prevent flooding and ensure smooth rain water flow in the area during the Mumbai monsoon.

The civic body's statement said that Dr. Amit Saini, along with key officials, conducted a direct inspection of various locations in the Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, and Mulund (N, S, and T Wards) areas on Monday.

The visit was followed by a review meeting held at the N Ward office in the eastern suburbs of the city.

"The focus of the inspection was on pre-monsoon preparations, including cleaning and maintenance of drainage systems, and addressing areas prone to waterlogging and monsoon-related diseases," the statement said.

It said that under the guidance of BMC Commissioner and Administrator Bhushan Gagrani, silt removal from rivers and streams across Mumbai has gained significant momentum. The initiative aims to prevent blockages and ensure that water flows smoothly through the drainage systems during the monsoon in Mumbai.

Dr. Saini also visited waterlogging-prone areas including Ram Nagar, Vikhroli complex.

During his visit and inspection of the ongoing works, he highlighted the importance of public awareness and instructed officers to educate residents about the risks of natural disasters and the precautions they should take.

Meanwhile, to prevent accidents during monsoon, Dr. Saini inspected the installation of restrictive nets over manholes and ensured that manholes were properly covered. He checked the nets at several locations and established a system for expedited inspection and coverage of manholes wherever necessary, the statement said.

CM Eknath Shinde warns BMC officials of action in case of waterlogging

Meanwhile, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde conducted an inspection of the desilting of the storm water drains by the BMC ahead of the monsoon and expressed satisfaction over the work done so far. During the inspection drive on Sunday, he also said that the officials concerned will face action for waterlogging and assured residents in dilapidated buildings and landslide-prone areas that the authorities would provide them temporary accommodation in MMRDA Colony.

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