To prevent damage due to landslides BMC conducts the mid-monsoon review

by Web Desk | Published: 01 Aug 2021

BMC News: BMC conducts the mid-monsoon review to prevent damage due to landslides
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster management cell is now active in taking action and recommending critical measures and indestructible coordination, this comes after a landslide struck two weeks ago in many parts of the city, taking the lives of around 29 people in the Bhandup and Mahul areas. The recommendations are given by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) include finding the spots which are at more risk and examining the stability of retaining walls, wherever required the construction and repairing work of the walls, and making sure that the flow of water at the hilltop has unhindered access.
 
These landslides have been noticed in the places where there is illegal construction that has come upon mushy land. These can be dangerous for the people residing near those areas as the flow of water is blocked and due to the pressure, the retaining walls break. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after conducting a detailed survey has identified the areas at risk and based on it all the agencies concerned have prepared directions and recommendations to implement the guided measures.
 
It was instructed by the agencies to the local ward offices to make sure that temporary accommodation is prepared for the people who are willing to move out of their houses at the time of high alert and warnings of landslides. They have also been directed to coordinate with the concerned agencies such as MHADA, PWD, and the suburban collector office to check the stability of the retaining walls, stated the officials present at the meeting.  
 
“There could be noticed proper coordination as of now, but it is very important to keep an eye on the landslide-hit areas. And this can be done by checking the stability of the retaining walls. The most important thing is keeping a check on the hilltop so that there is an unhindered flow of water and the retaining walls are not damaged. This will be done by the concerned authorities who own the land,” the official added.