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Why the city gets flooded every year

DNMUM418050 | 7/12/2018 | Author : Jayadev Calamur | WC :340



The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) gets blamed for monsoon floods every season. But while the BMC has a significant role to play, there are other reasons that keep Mumbai underwater during monsoon, which have to do with rapid urbanisation and waste disposal.
A report by Indian Environment Portal highlighted how the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and construction at Bandra-Kurla Complex affect the city. BKC was built over mangroves, which are a natural barrier to prevent flooding. And the sea link restricted the flow of the Mithi, one of the city’s rivers, into the sea.
Anshu Sharma of SEEDS told DNA, “Mumbai is a classic example of humans challenging nature by building where they shouldn’t. The city will continue to flood, and
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