The BMC has decided to elevate its 57-inch water pipeline in the Chamdawadi nullah to enable quick discharge of water.
Mumbai: Residents of Khar west are likely to get relief from water-logging this monsoon, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to deal with the root cause of the problem. The civic body has decided to elevate its 57-inch water pipeline in the Chamdawadi nullah to enable quick discharge of water in the area.
According to civic officials, there are two culverts on Chamdawadi nullah, through which the pipeline passes. The pipeline was obstructing the flow of water in the nullah, due to which nearby areas such as Jaibharat Society and Railway Colony were flooding during the monsoon.
Vidyadhar Khandkar, chief engineer, storm water drains, said, “As the pipeline passes right through the culvert, it was proving to be a big obstacle for the discharge of nullah water. This used to result in flooding of the surrounding areas. Hence, it has been decided to elevate the height of the pipeline above the culvert. This will provide more space for the nullah water to discharge quickly, thus alleviating the possibility of flooding.”
BMC chief Ajoy Mehta visited the spot and directed the civic officials to complete the work before the monsoon. As a part of pre-monsoon preparations, the work of widening and deepening of the Chamdawadi nullah is also underway. Twenty per cent work has been completed so far and the remaining will be done before the monsoon, said Mr Khandkar.