Mumbai has witnessed the heaviest rainfall of the season and the second-highest 24-hour rainfall in a decade on July 15. The heavy downpour resulted in stagnation of water in many areas and bus routes in those areas were diverted. Mithi River was on high alert which resulted in the evacuation of 250 people across the riverbanks to Bail Bazar Municipal schools.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
An RTI application filed by activist Anil Galgali revealed that no money has been spent in 15 years by the Centre for the development of Mumbai’s Mithi River. Reportedly, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had asked about Rs 1,657.11 crore from the Centre for the maintenance and cleaning of the river. It was the Mithi River that flooded Mumbai on July 26, 2005, following which former PM Manmohan Singh had announced a… read-more
Courtesy: National Herald