If Mumbai floods this monsoon, blame it on state government, not BMC, says mayor

If Mumbai floods this year, the state government will be answerable and not the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar said on Wednesday while visiting various spots in the western suburbs where the civic body has been doing its annual pre-monsoon drain-cleaning work.

Mahadeshwar’s comment comes in the backdrop of the Metro construction work that has blocked several arterial roads across the city. “If Mumbai floods because of Metro work, the BMC should not be held responsible,” he said.