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Stop digging trenches for Metro 3 during monsoon, Shiv Sena tells Maharashtra government

Mumbai city news: While rules restrict BMC from digging trenches before the monsoon, Sena said that the rules should be applicable to all agencies.

mumbai Updated: Jun 28, 2017 13:19 IST
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The move was supported by mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. He said, “Rules against such work during monsoon should be applicable to all agencies uniformly.”
The move was supported by mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. He said, “Rules against such work during monsoon should be applicable to all agencies uniformly.”(File photo)

Citing safety concerns for citizens, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday demanded that the Metro 3 works be halted till the end of monsoon.

The ruling party in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wrote to the government asking it to not dig any pits or trenches related to the Metro work now as it may risk the lives of citizens if they fall into it.

While rules restrict BMC from digging trenches before the monsoon, Sena said that the rules should be applicable to all agencies.

“The state government should stop digging trenches during the rains and the existing ones must be covered up,” said Sena leader Yashwant Jadhav. The move was supported by mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. He said, “Rules against such work during monsoon should be applicable to all agencies uniformly.”

The party has attempted to block the state government’s efforts on Metro III project several times this year. Earlier, the party delayed signing approvals for hacking of trees in the Aarey Colony for the upcoming metro lines.