MMRDA to stop excavation for infra projects in view of monsoon
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Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010, 21:24
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 today.

"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.


First Published: Monday, May 17, 2010, 21:24

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