MCGM to construct three new pumping stations -

MCGM to construct three new pumping stations

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has planned to construct three new storm water drain pumping stations to be expected to come up at Dadar, Charni Road and Mankhurd. 

The newly proposed pumping stations will not be built on a scale as large as the earlier ones, but will take care of localized floods in the surrounding areas. 

The corporation is presently in the action of setting up the areas for the pumping stations which will have two to four pumps, unlike major pumping stations that have six to ten. The pumping stations will be able to discharge six cu mtr (about 3,000 ltr) of water per second, which amounts to 500 MLD. 

The MCGM had decided to improve the city’s water drainage system by implementing the Rs 3,500 crore Brihanmumbai storm water disposal systems (Brimstowad) project in 2005, post 26/7 floods in Mumbai.  

The civic body had planned to construct pumping stations under this project at eight places, namely, Haji Ali, Irla (Juhu), Lovegrove and Cleveland Bunder (both at Worli), Britannia (Reay Road), Gazdarband (Santa Cruz), Mogra (Andheri) and Mahul creek where water logging occurs during the monsoons