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BMC’s promises washed away in season’s first rainfall

by Web Desk | Published: 10 Jun 2021

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BMC spends crores to make Mumbai flood-free every year, this time too, with a high budget and assurance of handling the crisis, the authorities have failed on the very first rainfall of the monsoon season in the financial capital. Ahead of BMC elections, which are scheduled in February 2022, the opposition has already started attacking the ruling Shiv Sena over the worst management in the city. BJP’s MLA, Ashish Shelar, slammed Shiv Sena by saying, “In the first rain, the business cut commission has been exposed. In the last five years, Rs 1,000 crore corruption is done in desilting works. 
 
70-100 crore are spent every year by BMC over cleaning drains and repairing the Strom water drains.” Several areas in Mumbai were swamped on the first day of rainfall. Locations like Sion’s Gandhi market and Hindmata were flooded, areas from Andheri to Mulund were waterlogged, and this all took place after BMC ensured that it had carried out 104% desilting this year. The IMD has issued alerts for heavy rainfall in the city and nearby coastal areas for the coming 4 days.