Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has set a
deadline of May 31 for BMC and MMRDA to complete or stop the
projects as part of monsoon preparedness in Mumbai suburbs.
However, it has exempted big infrastructure projects
like monorail and metro rail from the deadline.
"We have asked BMC and Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Development Authority (MMRDA) to either complete the on
going projects or stop them by May 31, so that it would not
create inconvenience during monsoon," guardian minister of
suburban Mumbai, Naseem Khan said.
Khan held a meeting with BMC and reviewed work in
wards in suburban Mumbai and asked officials to ensure there
was no water logging and flooding in the area.
"So far, only 58 per cent of nullah (drainage)
cleaning has been done due to lack of dumping grounds. The
Collector has now provided eight acres of land for dumping
ground" Khan said.
The minister also directed officials to complete the
deepening work of Mithi river by May 31 and install suction
pumps in 196 low-lying areas.
The Government has told BMC to keep 15 additional
workers in each ward to deal with any emergency, he said. The
BMC is also speeding up work on the temporary iron bridge at
Milan subway which falls under flooding area, the minister