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Switch plot at Mahul to BMC for pumping station: Thackeray – mumbai information


Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday sought switch of a plot owned by the Union ministry of commerce and business at Mahul to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) for constructing a pumping station to enhance the power flooding throughout monsoon at Dadar-Hindmata space.

In a evaluate assembly chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on states which had been hit by floods not too long ago, Thackeray additionally stated {that a} committee, headed by the PM, needs to be fashioned for higher co-ordination to deal with pure calamities. Chief ministers of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Assam additionally attended the assembly by way of video conferencing.

Thackeray additionally demanded a monetary help of ₹1,500 crore from the Centre which incorporates ₹1,065 crore for damages as a consequence of Cyclone Nisarga in June this 12 months and ₹500 crore for Mumbai floods.

The pumping station at Mahul is a part of the seven pumping stations deliberate below Brimstowad undertaking and is without doubt one of the two stations that are but to be constructed. One other pumping station in Mogra, Andheri can also be pending building.

Brimstowad undertaking received a lift after the July 2005 deluge in Mumbai and it envisages upgrading town’s colonial drainage techniques. The pumping station at Mahul will present aid in low-lying areas reminiscent of Wadala, Dadar and Hindmata, that are amongst flood-prone spots within the metropolis.

Of the seven pumping stations, Mahul is the biggest one with a capability to pump out 150 cubic metres of water every second.

“The CM insisted that town wants the pumping station to forestall flooding at a number of areas together with Wadala, Dadar, Hindmata. It’s a lengthy pending problem that must be resolved. Additionally it is the most-suitable plot the civic physique has recognized for the undertaking,” stated a senior official who attended the assembly.

Non-availability of land has delayed the Mahul pumping station undertaking for over a decade. After figuring out the plot, BMC issued tenders for the undertaking a number of instances however the work is but to start out. The civic physique has written a number of letters for land switch however received little response to date.

“The PM directed the involved departments to take selections on all of the strategies and calls for following due course of and research,” stated the official.

On June 3, Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Alibag, and wreaked havoc in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Thane and Palghar districts resulting in damages to property, homes, infrastructure. Mumbai witnessed floods after heavy downpour which lasted for nearly 24 hours, Thackeray stated.

He additionally raised the railways ministry’s proposed undertaking to improve the 176-km lengthy Akola-Khandwa railway line saying that it passes by way of Melghat tiger reserve and requires over 160 hectare forest land. Thackeray prompt various alignment of the railway line from outdoors the tiger reserve, an official stated. The undertaking entails conversion of metre-gauge line to a broad-gauge line alongside the stretch. Thackeray has already written a letter to Union railway minister Piyush Goyal and Union atmosphere minister Prakash Javadekar in July on this regard.

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