Govt responds to a query by BJP MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar in the Legislative Assembly on pre-monsoon desilting of nullahs in Mumbai.
Mumbai: The tender process for nullah cleaning works in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is in its final stage and the proposed works will commence in the first week of March, informed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. He said that the BMC has informed that the scheduled works will be completed before monsoon.
Treasury bench Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs – Adv. Ashish Shelar, Parag Alvani and Tamil Selvan had raised a question in the Legislative Assembly regarding the delay in floating tenders for the nullah cleaning works to be carried out in Mumbai before the monsoon.
In a written reply to a starred question, the chief minister said that the drainage cleaning works that need to be undertaken before monsoon will be carried out. Also, minor drainage cleaning works, to maintain the flow of the drainage water, will also be carried out during the rainy season.
The BMC has floated 31 tenders to remove silt from the big and small nullahs in Mumbai city and in the eastern and western suburbs along with the big and small drains along the expressway and the stormwater drains along the roadside and also to clean the Mithi River.
The said tender process is in its final stage. It has been proposed that the said works will begin from the first week of March. And accordingly, the BMC has informed that the drainage cleaning works will be completed before monsoon, chief minister Eknath Shinde informed the Assembly.