Date of Publishing in Jagran Cityplus: 2011-06-17 00:00:00.0

The residents of Sector 6, 7 and 8 every year had to face a lot of problems due to water logging at an underpass in the area. The residents had to run from pillar to post to get the problem solved.
Considering the problem this year, the NMMC has installed a pump to ensure that water logging does not take place. Prawin Sharma, a resident of Sector 6 informed, “There are more than 2000 bungalows in Sectors 6, 7 and 8. As the area is near Sion-Panvel highway, it is linked with an underpass which is used by most of the residents. It is also used by many schoolchildren.”
Krishna Pandit, a social worker said, “To the dismay of residents, this underpass used to remain filled with water all through the monsoons. During monsoons, its condition used to turn worse and pedestrians as well as two-wheeler drivers virtually used to get submerged in water.”
The NMMC has installed a suction pump to remove rainwater on a daily basis during monsoons. Anand Malinge, another social worker said, “For years, we have been following up the matter with NMMC but to no avail. Flood-like situation in the underpass used to choke vehicles and sometimes one was not even able to reach one’s destination if the vehicle breaks down. Pedestrians were forced to take the busy highway and risk their lives. It is a good step and the authorities should do this kind of work at other places as well.”
Vashi Ward Officer Ashok Madhavi said “Every year, we make temporary arrangements during monsoons to ensure that water logging does not take place. This year, we have installed a pump to remove water from the underpass and till date, no complaint of water logging has been registered. And to ensure that there is no problem, I and my team is personally visiting the spots. If water logging takes place, one can call us at 27655370 / 27659749.”

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