BMC’s pre-monsoon survey reveals Mumbai is not ready for monsoon

By Accommodation Times News Services

bmcMonsoons are ready for arrival, but Mumbai city does not seems to be ready for monsoons. As per the BMC ward office’s recent survey conducted as their pre-monsoon preparations, certain areas of city like Malad, Andheri (west), Bhendi Bazaar, Dongri will be in critical situations during rains. Malad, Andheri, Dongri and Bhendi Bazaar have high number of dilapidated buildings, whereas Bhandup is very risky as it has maximum landslide-prone areas.

The survey is based on number of flooding spots, landslide-prone areas, dilapidated buildings and seafront settlements. As per the last year’s survey there were 959 dilapidated buildings in the city, but this year the number has raised to 1,236. Out of these structures, 828 are private buildings, 166 belong to the BMC and 242 to the Mhada. There are 539 rickety buildings in the island city, 459 in the western suburbs and 238 in the eastern suburbs.

The survey states that B ward, which covers areas like Bhendi Bazaar and Dongri, has 129 dilapidated buildings which is highest of all other wards, in P/North there are116 and K/West has 94, which includes areas like Malad and Andheri (west). According to the survey, the number of landslide spots has increased to 266 from last year’s 226. More than half of them (148) are in the S ward, which includes hilly areas like Bhandup and Vikhroli.

The officials say, they have implemented all necessary measures, despite this number of flooding spots has also risen from 223 to 233. Civic body has alerted each wards o tackle the monsoon related problems The officials of the vulnerable wards are on high alter during monsoon.

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