Landslides, flooding down in Mumbai since 2005, claims MCGM
In a pre-monsoon survey, the Mumbai civic body has claimed that post-26/7, it has succeeded in containing landslides and flooding at usual spots, while incidence of house collapse and tree falling have witnessed a slight increase.mumbai Updated: Jun 24, 2010 10:43 IST
In a pre-monsoon survey, the Mumbai civic body has claimed that post-26/7, it has succeeded in containing landslides and flooding at usual spots, while incidence of house collapse and tree falling have witnessed a slight increase.
The data also reveals that overall rainfall has dipped, but the house collapse and tree falling incidents have increased since 2005.
Since the deluge of July 26, 2005, flooding spots had been gradually decreasing. While there were 371 chronic flooding spots in 2005, it fell to 89 in 2009. The landslide-prone spots have also come down from 22 in 2005 to 15 in 2009, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has said.
On July, 26 2005, an unprecedented 944 mm of rainfall, coinciding with a tide of 4.48 metres, marooned the metropolis and left over 400 dead.
This year the civic body has identified 249 spots prone to water-logging, of which 55 are chronic. These include Milan subway, Andheri subway, Kalachowkie, Kurla and Dadar.
"We have done a lot of work to avoid a flood-like situation and also commissioned two pumping stations at Irla (Vile Parle) and Haji Ali. Because of these stations, areas such as JVPD scheme, Versova, Grant Road and Nana Chowk will get relief from water logging," a civic official said.
First Published: Jun 24, 2010 10:36 IST