A woman corporator of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today sat on an indefinite fast outside the office of civic chief Ajoy Mehta in the corporation building demanding speedy cleaning of the Mithi river ahead of monsoon.
The clogging of the 15-km river was considered as one of the major factors responsible for the 2005 Mumbai deluge.
Protesting NCP corporator Dr Saeed Khan, who represents flood-prone Kurla suburb, also demanded the work to construct a retaining wall along the river be expedited.
She alleged the civic body, headed by the Shiv Sena, has failed to construct the retaining wall in the last 12 years.
“Even after the court ordered the BMC to construct retaining wall in 2005, the work has not yet been completed. Piling work is going on to build the wall. The incomplete work of piling is so shoddy that it has created more mess around the area near the river. If not cleaned, the mess could lead to havoc during the monsoon,” Khan said.
The river, …
Source: Protest News

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