Done our best to ensure city is flood-proof: BMC chief to CM

MUMBAI: The BMC has made every effort to ensure there is no repeat of the August 29, 2017, deluge, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta assured chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday. The assurance, along with a presentation, was given the day the monsoon arrived in Kerala. Monsoon is expected to reach Mumbai by June 6-8.

While major nullahs have been cleaned, work on filling potholes across the city would be completed by June 1, said Mehta during the BMC’s pre-monsoon preparedness presentation before the cabinet at Wednesday’s meeting, which also had representatives from the army, navy, air force, and coast guard. Mehta also informed the cabinet that trimming of trees is under way—the BMC had identified nearly 90,000 trees that needed to be trimmed.