Check dam on Dahisar river gets BMC permission

A citizens’ campaign to revive the 12-kilometre Dahisar river has got a leg up by the city administration, which on Tuesday granted the necessary permissions for building a long-awaited check dam on the river, like the one at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali.

This would be the first check dam to be built on a river in urban Mumbai, after River March, a citizens’ movement to save the metropolitan’s four rivers, convinced the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of the benefits of the structure, namely recharging the underground.