Sewer water floods Bandra area, 10k residents affected

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 - 6:51am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
The sewage chamber catering to locals and residents of a Mhada colony in Khernagar, Bandra (E), has been left "broken" for a month now, with the civic body having made no attempts to repair it.

The sewage chamber catering to locals and residents of a Mhada colony in Khernagar, Bandra (E), has been left "broken" for a month now, with the civic body having made no attempts to repair it.

The over 10,000 residents have been forced to live in filthy conditions, as their bathrooms have been getting flooded with dirty water, and the playground in the area remains wet even without rains.

However, it is the municipal school and college with 5,5000 students which faces the highest risk. Their grounds get covered with foul-smelling water and turns into breeding spots for mosquitoes.

Kashinath Naik, a resident, said that these breeding spots put the children at risk, considering the rising cases of dengue that the city has seen.

"We have been complaining to the Congress corporator from the area Gulista Shaikh, but she has done little. She did visit the area but no action was taken later," Naik said.
He added that they approached local Shiv Sena MLA, Bala Sawant, when the matter worsened.

Another resident claimed that this crash of sewerage lines, which runs parallel to the water pipelines, was because the area saw a lot of digging for illegal water connections.

"How can the playground remain wet throughout the day even when it is not watered?" the resident questioned.

On Monday, additional municipal commissioner (AMC) Rajiv Jalota inspected the entire the area, including the playground and the school.

A civic official said, "To address the problem with a permanent solution, the AMC discussed a plan with engineers of the sewerage and water department. They plan to replace the existing sewer lines with new ones and connect them directly with the main sewer line."
 


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