Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Development Authority (MMRDA), the nodal agency for the
planning and development of Mumbai and surrounding areas,
plans to apply a brake on all its on-going excavation
activities for various infrastructure projects from May 31,
due to the impending monsoon.
The ambitious metro and monorail projects, however,
would not be impacted due to this decree and would be
undertaken with utmost safety, a MMRDA press release said here
"Being a responsible organisation it is our duty to
see that Mumbaikars have a hassle-free monsoon and are not
subjected to inconvenience due to the large scale construction
activities taking place," MMRDA Chief, Ratnakar Gaikwad, said.
Every year the monsoon brings with it a fair share of
problems to Mumbaikars with widespread water-logging being
the main culprit.
MMRDA, after weighing all pros and cons, has decided
to defer its activities so these issues can be effectively
dealt with, the release said.