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De-watering pumps installed to prevent waterlogging

THE ASIAN AGE. | DEVASHRI BHUJBAL
Published : Jun 21, 2019, 4:14 am IST
Updated : Jun 21, 2019, 4:14 am IST

As per authorities, metro 3 work is being carried out 18 to 25 metres underground.

Last monsoon, it was observed that areas like Cuffe Parade, Worli and Shivaji Park which never saw water logging in the past had minor water logging due to metro 3 work being carried out. (Photo: Representational/PTI)
 Last monsoon, it was observed that areas like Cuffe Parade, Worli and Shivaji Park which never saw water logging in the past had minor water logging due to metro 3 work being carried out. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

Mumbai: To avoid instances of water logging in south Mumbai due to the ongoing metro 3 construction work, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has installed 340 de-watering pumps at metro 3 construction sites. The metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) corridor is completely underground and work is being carried out in full swing. As per authorities, metro 3 work is being carried out 18 to 25 metres underground.

The BMC’s storm water drains (SWD) department in its pre-monsoon inspection of metro 3 construction sites had informed the MMRC to take necessary precautions to avoid water logging, which included installation of de-watering pumps. “On June 8 during the last monsoon, it was observed that water from metro 3 construction sites filled with mud and cement particles had been released into BMC drains. This choked the storm water drains causing water logging at several locations in south Mumbai. This year, MMRC has installed de-watering pumps before the onset of monsoon and so far, no water logging complaints have been received,” said deputy municipal commissioner (zone one), Harshad Kale.

Ashwini Bhide, managing director, MMRC, said, “We have installed 340 de-watering pumps along the entire corridor starting from Cuffe Parade to Seepz to avoid water logging. The work is being carried out underground and it is necessary that rain water is pumped out”.

Last monsoon, it was observed that areas like Cuffe Parade, Worli and Shivaji Park which never saw water logging in the past had minor water logging due to metro 3 work being carried out.

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