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BMC CIVIL ENGINEERS CAN SOLVE MUMBAI LIKELY FLOOD AGAIN – BUT NOBODY'S DOING MUCH

 
 
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BMC CIVIL ENGINEERS CAN SOLVE MUMBAI LIKELY FLOOD AGAIN – BUT NOBODY'S DOING MUCH
by System Administrator - Friday, 26 June 2015, 8:42 AM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangaluru : BMC civil engineers need to plan the project for storm water carrying capacity to 300 mm per hour rain and high tides even if it is costing more than 20,000 crore rupees: Mumbaikar cannot absorb these losses like more than 400 people perished, over 14,000 homes were destroyed, and the city incurred losses amounting to £1.2bn.Lid is open about corruption .Mumbai civil engineers can solve the problem of over flooding and but unlimited corruption is hindering the ideas to contain the flooding due to heavy rain and sea high tides.BMC has money and it does not have political will to solve Mumbai problem. It is risking life of its citizens every year .Everybody is hit by problem. How to build storm water carrying capacity to 300 mm per hour rain and where to drain out and how to stop sea tides coming inside the city is the civil engineering challenge for BMC civil Engineers and they need to face it. Nothing is impossible.

The problem and solution: The present storm-water drainage system in Mumbai was put in place in the early 20th century and is capable of carrying only 25 millimetres of water per hour which was extremely inadequate on a day when 993 mm of rain fell in the city. BMC civil engineers need to plan the project for storm water carrying capacity to 300 mm per hour rain and high tides even if it is costing more than 20,000 crore rupees: The drainage system was also clogged at several places. Only 3 'outfalls' (ways out to the sea) are equipped with floodgates whereas the remaining 102 open directly into the sea for more than 24 hours. As a result, there is no way to stop the seawater from rushing into the drainage system during high tide.

Solution : BMC civil engineers need to plan the project for storm water carrying capacity to 300 mm per hour rain and high tides even if it is costing more than 20,000 crore rupees: It can devise new plan new ways .But is not doing much about ity. In 1990, an ambitious plan was drawn to overhaul the city's storm water drainage system which had never been reviewed in over 50 years. A project costing approximately 600 crore rupees was proposed by UK based consultants hired by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to study the matter. Implementation of the project would have ensured that rainwater did not flood the streets of Mumbai. The project was planned to have completed by 2002 and aimed to enhance the drainage system through larger diameter storm water drains and pipes, using pumps wherever necessary and removing encroachments. The project, if implemented would have doubled the storm water carrying capacity to 50 mm per hour.The BMC committee had rejected the proposed project on the grounds that it was "too costly". These were few of the drawbacks due to which the city suffered so gravely. How to build storm water carrying capacity to 300 mm per hour rain and where to drain out and how to stop sea tides coming inside the city is the civil engineering challenge for BMC civil Engineers and they need to face it. Nothing is impossible.