The city of Mumbai which faces chronic flooding during monsoons will now be getting another stormwater pumping station at the Mogra nullah in the western suburb of Jogeshwari. The contract for the seventh pumping station in the city has been given by the BMC at a cost of Rs 393 crore. The project, if approved by the BMC’s Standing Committee on Wednesday, will be completed in the time period of 20 months, not counting the monsoon months.
The pumping station at Mogra Nullah will benefit the residents of the city’s western part including suburbs like Jogeshwari, Andheri, Oshiwara, and Versova. A joint venture of Michigan Engineers Pvt. Ltd. and Mahalasa Construction Pvt. Ltd. has been selected by the municipal corporation to operate and maintain the pumping station for a period of seven years.
According to an official from the BMC’s stormwater drains department, the pumping station when built, would flush out 42,000 liters of rainwater per second. The project will be completed sooner as no land acquisition process is involved. A screen will also be built to filter out materials floating on water that can block the functioning of the pumping station.
The pumping station at Mogra nullah, with a capacity of pumping out 42,000 litre water per second, is all set to be made, and the pumping station at Mahul nullah is awaiting few clearances from GoIhttps://t.co/pe17wcOGAp via @IndianExpress
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In the wake of the 2005 flash floods, the BMC had decided to construct a network of 8 pumping stations across the city to ensure faster drainage of rainwater. Six of these stations- Haji Ali, Love Grove, Cleaveland Bunder, Irla, Britannia, and Gazadarbandh are already under operation.
The pumping station at Mahul Nullah is awaiting clearances from the government of India, according to the Environment minister and guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban district Aditya Thackeray.