Sewage discharged into Mithi river will now be stopped
Bmc inform to Anil Galgali
1150 crore has been spent on beautification and development of Mithi river since July 26, 2005 but still Mithi is not clean. Because even today wastewater, chemical Sewage is being discharged into the river regularly. BMC has informed RTI activist Anil Galgali that the sewage discharged into Mithi river will now be stopped by BMC.
Anil Galgali, an RTI activist, had lodged a complaint with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray about the effluent discharging into the Mithi river from both sides. Regarding this, Deputy Chief Engineer of Rainwater Drainage Department Vibhas Achrekar informed Anil Galgali that through Mumbai Municipal Corporation, consultant M / s. The Frisman Lord was appointed. According to the technical and feasibility report submitted by the consultant, work has been suggested under short and long term measures. Under the short term measures suggested by the consultant, group no. Under 1 ie Filterpada powai, 8 D.L.H.L. is proposed to process this capacity in a sewage treatment plant by the drainage. This work is in progress at present and is expected to be completed by May 2022.
It was further informed that under the long term measures suggested by the consultant, group no. Under 2, diversion of sewage discharged into Mithi river from small nallas mainly (excluding tidal prone areas) and diverting to main drainage channels as well as remaining widening, deepening, retaining wall and construction of service road of Mithi river etc. Works are implicit. These works are in progress and are expected to be completed by December 2023. Group no. 3 To divert sewage from various tributaries of Mithi River and Vakola Nala in internal tidal prone areas and divert it to main drainage canals. There is a proliferation of works. The tender process for this work is in progress. Group No. 4 mainly includes the work of diverting the effluent discharged into Mithi river through two tributaries namely Marol-Bapat Nala and Safed Pool Nala and diverting it to Dharavi based sewage treatment plant through tunnel. This work is in progress and is expected to be completed by 2025.
Illegal Redimix Company running at lathiya Rubber Road, Sakinaka. BMC inform to Maharashtra Pollution Control Boardas well as Kurla L Ward to take strict action.
According to Anil Galgali, if this work had been done in the beginning, it would have been worth the money spent today. Now these tasks need to be completed on time