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BMC identifies 80 flooding spots

THE ASIAN AGE. | DEVASHRI BHUJBAL
Published : Jul 5, 2019, 3:55 am IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2019, 3:55 am IST

After the August 2017 deluge, the BMC had identified 225 waterlogging spots across Mumbai.

At least 100 spots were made totally free from waterlogging. (Photo: AP)
 At least 100 spots were made totally free from waterlogging. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified 70 to 80 locations in Mumbai, which experienced flooding during the recent spell of heavy rains.

Some of these locations include Parel, Shaikh Mestry Durgah road in Wadala, Lalbaug, Dadar TT, Senapati Bapat Road, Shivaji Park, Sion Circle, National College in Bandra, Chembur Camp, Mahatma Phule Nagar, Shindewadi, Pratiksha Nagar, Sangam Nagar, RCF Colony, Cheeta Camp, Masjid Bunder, Sakinaka Junction, Neelam Junction in Govandi, M.G. Road in Ghatkopar,  Natraj Market in Malad, Chincholi Port road, and Magathane among others.

“Most of these spots were flooded due to local issues like accumulation of garbage around opening of the drainage and ongoing construction work. Rest of them were chronic flooding locations”, said chief engineer of storm water drains (SWD) department, Vidyadhar Khandkar.

After the August 2017 deluge, the BMC had identified 225 waterlogging spots across Mumbai. Since then, the SWD department has been taking several remedial measures at these locations. At least 100 spots were made totally free from waterlogging.

“The disaster management unit has given a  list of 70 to 80 locations that were flooded on Monday. However, we are yet to identify if these spots are among the remaining locations yet to be abated. However, flooding in some chronic locations like Malad Subway  cannot completely be abated, as they are the most low-lying spots in Mumbai. Flooding at such locations can only be deducted and not abated,” Mr Khandkar said.

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