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mumbai Updated: Jul 26, 2010 01:05 IST

Natu Committee (1975) Report: Studied cause of 1974 floods. Recommended pumping stations across city, especially on Mahim Causeway, Cleveland Bunder and Love Grove, electrically-operated sluice gates, desilting and updragation of drains.

Central Water and Power Research Station (Pune), Bandra-Kurla Complex Report (1978): Studied changes in drain system for development of BKC. Recommended widening and deepening of the Mithi, sluice gates at Mahim Causeway, floodwater to be pumped into creeks.

Dharavi Stormwater Drainage System Report (1988) by Shah Technical Consultants: Studied flooding in Dadar-Dharavi catchment area. When Mahim Creek swells, rainwater accumulates in Dharavi. It recommended a pumping station to solve the problem, dividing catchment areas into four zones, raising drainage between Dadar and Dharavi.

Brihanmumbai Storm Water Drains (BRIMSTOWAD) Report (1993) by Watson and Hawskley: Studied cause of 1985 floods. It recommended clearing of encroachments along Mithi and Vakola rivers, their widening and deepening, modifying drainage design for higher capacity, pumping stations at Cleveland Bunder, Love Grove, Milan Subway.

Milan Subway and Slater Road Report (2005) by IIT-Bombay: Provided technical opinion to reduce flooding at these spots. Recommended pumping station at Slater Road, diverting flow of water from Milan Subway through a new pipeline.