Corporator protests over unclean nullahs near Mumbai
Mumbai city news: Despite providing Rs2 crore for cleaning the nullahs in Mumbra, they remain dirty, causing the area to flood.mumbai Updated: Jun 21, 2017 00:09 IST
After the first showers flooded Mumbra, corporator Ashraf Pathan staged a protest against the shoddy nullah cleaning work on Tuesday and demanded that the corporators responsible for it be blacklisted.
He protested outside the general body meeting.
Despite providing Rs2 crore for cleaning the nullahs in Mumbra, they remain dirty, causing the area to flood.
The work started late in Mumbra as none of the contractors were willing to clean the nullahs. When it rained in the first week of June, several areas of Mumbra were flooded due to choked nullahs. Water entered homes near Jama Masjid near Kedar Palace. This has worried residents about the next three months.
“Water entered about 75 homes in the area destroying electronic appliances. The corporation should give Rs25,000 to each of these families as compensation for the loss. The corporation has reportedly spent Rs2.30 crores on the nullahs in Mumbra but they are still not clean. The contractor responsible should be blacklisted.”
He asked the Meenakshi Shinde, Thane Mayor to intervene and ensure that the nullahs in Mumbra are cleaned on a priority basis. Shinde assured him that civic officials will intensify the work.
First Published: Jun 21, 2017 00:09 IST