The river which created havoc in Mumbai claiming many lives in 2005. Mumbai’s only river connected all the way from Vihar Lake towards Powai Lake and reaching the Arabian Sea. It is the only creek which balances the water level of Mumbai during heavy rainfall and during the Mumbai monsoon. It’s almost 16 to 17 kilometers long and this river mainly takes away the waste, so it is a drainage channel cum sewer, and in many places, is reduced to nallah size.

In 2005, enraged by its misuse, it rose in fury and caused the Floods. Since the, the authorities have been trying to placate it, widen it, clean it, clear it. Miles to go, we are afraid. BMC, you have been warned.


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