Before monsoons, BMC to start end-to-end desilting of nullahs across Mumbai

In order to avoid waterlogging during monsoons, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to start desilting of nullahs in advance. This year, the civic body aims to clean nullahs from one end to another.

Earlier, contractors used to desilt only those areas which were prone to silting and flooding. According to a senior civic official, the end-to-end desilting will counter chances of waterlogging during the rainy season. “There are various reasons that lead to waterlogging during monsoons. It often occurs if silt is not removed properly,” the official said. He added that instead of carrying out desilting in parts, end-to-end nullah cleaning will be done.