These 66 spots in Mumbai will flood this monsoon too, is the BMC ready to tackle it?
Mumbai city news: Some of the spots in the island city include P D’Mello road, Dr BA road, Pratiksha Nagar and Byculla police stationmumbai Updated: Jun 01, 2017 10:01 IST
Ahead of monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified 66 chronic flooding spots in Mumbai, most of which are in the island city.
Data reveal there are 36 chronic spots in the city, followed by the western suburbs which have 22 and eight in the eastern suburbs.
Chronic spots are where water takes longer to recede in case of heavy rains. While the number of spots had come down to 55, the BMC has added 11 more to the list after the 2015 flooding, a senior civic official said.
Some of the spots in the island city include P D’Mello road, Dr BA road, Pratiksha Nagar and Byculla police station. In the western suburbs, those include Khar subway, Milan subway, Kherwadi road and SV road.
As mitigation measures, the BMC will install 313 pumps, 20 more than those installed in 2016. These pumps aid in flushing out water from low-lying areas.