MMRC prepared for monsoon All pre-monsoon activities are in full swing and will be completed by 1 June

Mumbai, 18 May 2018: To ensure uninterrupted traffic movement and smooth functioning of project activities during monsoon, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has meticulously executed monsoon preparedness and disaster management plan. A detailed advisory has been issued in April 2018 itself to the contractors and ensured immediate start of pre-monsoon activities. The pre- monsoon work is in full swing at all project sites and will be completed by 1 June.
Monsoon Preparedness and Disaster Management plans were chalked out under the guidance of MCGM. Activities such as cleaning and desilting of Storm Water Drains (SWD), diversion of SWD, construction of sedimentation tank at low lying areas, adequate provision of de-watering pumps, labours and other necessary equipments etc are in full swing. MMRC control room facility will be used to address citizen grievances during heavy rains.
To avoid water logging SWD are being corrected at sites like casting yard at JVLR. At Santacruz, MMRC has cleaned, desilted and diverted SWDs. At BKC, MMRC has also brought their concerns to the notice of MCGM about the incorrect gradients of existing SWD which has created water logging since a decade. Although, Jagat Vidya Marg is away from Metro-3 construction site and is in no way affected by the construction activities, MMRC is taking precautionary steps for the safety and ease of localities by deploying pumps in that area and a 3m x 2m box drain is being constructed beyond the edge of the station which will be completed by June 1st week.
Ms. Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC said, “MMRC is implementing an essential public transport project for the city. We are working in close coordination with MCGM and committed that no inconvenience is caused to citizens due to our work during monsoon. We would like to highlight that all our construction sites are professionally managed and precautions are taken well in advanced to ensure citizens safety during monsoon’’.
As suggested by MCGM, MMRC is cautiously implementing the activities meeting the requirements stated by MCGM during a joint visit.  In the event of extreme and heavy rainfall additional measures will be implemented under MCGM's guidance.

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