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Water logging due to Metro work? Not this year!

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
By A Staff Reporter

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has already geared up to face the impending monsoon with the Metropolitan Commissioner R.A.Rajeev ordering a team of 75 engineers to take care of the monsoon related issues as far as the five Metro Corridors that are being implemented in the city.

Along with the team of 75 engineers, 150 labourers and 30 high capacity de-watering pumps will be deployed on Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A, DN Nagar to Mankhurd Metro-2B, Wadala-Kasarvadavali Metro-4, Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli Metro-6 and Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridors to deal with monsoon specific nullah and debris cleaning in the fifteen packages of the mentioned five Metro corridors.

“MMRDA will ensure the presence of one utility vehicle – at all identified spots – equipped with labourers and required machinery to prevent spillage of debris and muck coming out during drilling or piling on the roads. The teams will also be provided with materials such as paver blocks and cold mix required to fix potholes and other damages,” Rajeev said.

“The teams will further ensure proper illumination wherever street light poles are removed for Metro work; the barricading will also be removed wherever the work of drilling and piling is completed. Besides maintaining regular liaison with the respective Municipal Ward Office, MMRDA teams will inspect and monitor various Metro sites daily. Our aim is to make sure Mumbaikars’ enjoy their daily routine without any hindrance,” Rajeev said further.

The Metropolitan Commissioner has further directed his engineering team to adhere to similar strict standards while maintaining 23.5-km long Eastern and 25.3-km long Western Express Highway. A team of ten engineers, 300 labourers equipped with 12 dewatering pumps has been deployed to clear the nullahs and potholes on both the Highways. The teams, maintaining Eastern and Western Express Highways will ensure placement of covers of manholes, will be equipped with all machinery such as JCBs, dumpers and equipment to repair electric pumps should they fail any time.

While Emergency Disaster Response Teams for all the Metro corridors – that are under implementation – have already been established, a Disaster Control Room will also be established in the MMRDA office in the first week of June.

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