BMC to MMRC: Repair damage caused by Metro work by May 31

Mumbai: The Mumbai civic body has recently ordered the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) to fix the damage by May 31, failing which they could be penalized.

This is after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified 17 spots where work on the underground Metro has disturbed sewage and stormwater drains, which may, in turn, lead to flooding in case of heavy rain. The storm water drains department of BMC said the ongoing construction work for Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 has left the 17 spots, mostly in south Mumbai, congested. They have written to the MMRC and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), asking them to rectify the arrangement of the utility lines by May 31.

Some of the spots identified by the BMC are Bandra-Kurla Complex, SEEPZ, Marol Naka, Cuffe Parade, and Churchgate station, Hutatma Chowk, Acharya Atre Chowk and Worli Naka, which are usually not prone to flooding. The civic body will inspect these spots again before June.