BMC to install 298 de-watering pumps at flood-prone spots across Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) will be installing 298 de-watering pumps this monsoon to prevent major flooding. There are several locations in Mumbai where water logging cannot be avoided, either because of the topography or incomplete storm water drain (SWD) work.

The de-watering pumps will help recede the rain water faster, thereby preventing flooding.

Residents and activists, however, complain that many-a-times, the pumps do not work during crisis situations.