The BMC employees were seen manning the pumping stations and standing near manholes.
Mumbai: A day after heavy rains lashed Mumbai and crippled its transport system, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray praised BEST and BMC employees on Wednesday for working throughout the day and helping stranded city residents.
The Sena chief reviewed the post rain scenario in the city on Wednesday afternoon at the Mayor’s bungalow.
He also instructed the BMC to clean up the city as soon as possible and start health camps from Wednesday to prevent the possible outbreak of diseases due to the downpour.
“We are organising health camps from tomorrow to avoid possible diseases die to weather conditions. Also, the BMC has already started filling up of potholes,” he added.
“I am going to the disaster management cell of the BMC now to convey my thanks to all the employees who worked throughout the day on behalf of Mumbaikars. I appreciate that the BMC and BEST employees showed courage in the torrential rains to do their jobs,” Mr Thackeray told reporters on Wednesday.
The Shiv Sena chief refused to accept any allegations regarding shoddy work by the BMC and asked that the issue not be politicised.
“I do not want to bring politics in this issue. I can also play politics. But this is not the time. We should understand that what good facilities we can bring for the citizens in the crisis situation,” he added.
The BMC employees were seen manning the pumping stations as well as standing near manholes to ensure there were no accidents.
The BEST also ran their services on possible routes, even though some got stuck in the water.