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Mumbai: Mumbai AAP questions BMC over Mumbai floods, asks what happened to all those large budgets allocated to pumping stations to eliminate flooding

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Mumbai:  Mumbai AAP questions BMC over Mumbai floods, asks what happened to all those large budgets allocated to pumping stations to eliminate flooding
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AAP questions BMC over Mumbai floods, asks what happened to all those large budgets allocated to pumping stations to eliminate flooding

5th July, 2020

The Aam Aadmi Party asked tough questions to the BMC, on a day that Mumbai flooded, yet again. Mumbai being inundated has now been normalized, such are the low expecations of the average Mumbaikar from BMC’s monumental ineptitude.

“The Govt has made commitments since 2005, the municipal corporation isn’t short of money, at a time when the city is faced with multiple crises, including a health crisis caused by the Covid pandemic and the potential for dengue and malaria. Inundated low lying areas of the city like the SV Road, may well prove to be the last straw and the Govt has done nothing about it, again and again.

If the civic and state administration, cannot protect citizens in the ‘Mango’ of India- Mumbai and provide human security, then how can it protect the borders of India.”, said Kishore Mandhyan, Vice-President of AAP Maharashtra.

” BRIMSTOWAD( Brihanmumbai storm water drain) project remains incomplete, even 15 years after it was first proposed post the 26/7/2005 deluge.

₹1062 Crores was the budgetary allocation, for pumping stations in conjuction with the storm water drains, river rejuvenations and projects related to storage of excess floodwater. Where does all this money go?”, asked Ruben Mascarenhas, National Joint Secretary of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Mumbaikar’s are already burdened with our collective fight against Covid. Misgovernance in the civic administration, only adds to their woes”, said Dhananjay Shinde, State Secretary, AAP.

“The idea of pumping stations in Mumbai, was to ensure that rain water drains out into the sea, irrespective of the tide.
Each time Mumbai floods, it is a testimony to BMC’s massive failure and the persistence of this problem despite large budgets.”, said Preeti Sharma Menon, National Executive Member, AAP

News source : 

AAP Maharashtra Media Team

For More information:

Ruben Mascarenhas
National Joint Secretary,
Aam Aadmi Party
+91-9820249942

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