In an occurrence reminiscent of Dr Amrapurkar’s passing, 18-month-old Divyansh Singh fell into an open channel on Wednesday. At present, the BMC does not have an approach to cover open depletes in the city. Right around two years after Dr Deepak Amrapurkar fell into an open sewer vent and kicked the bucket in August 2017, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is yet to execute every one of the proposals made by a board to forestall such mishaps later on.
Selected by BMC, the board had presented a 36-page report with various proposals, of which introducing cross section wires under sewer vent spreads is the one in particular which was executed.
Extra civil official Vijay Singhal, responsible for the stormwater channels division, stated, “The fundamental motivation behind the suggestions was to avoid future mishaps and ensure people on foot during downpours. Since we are introducing lattice wires under the sewer vent covers, it fills the need that the other two suggestions would serve.” So far, the BMC has burned through ₹2.56 crore on introducing 2,933 work wires under sewer vents covers. The board’s different suggestions incorporate radio recurrence recognizable proof (RFID)- labeling sewer vent covers, with the goal that the BMC is refreshed each time a spread is evacuated or dislodged; and introducing pivot covers that can’t be totally expelled. It had likewise proposed occupants who see open sewer vents grumble to the BMC right away.
A senior city authority stated, “We have not yet investigated the achievability of labeling sewer vent covers with RFIDs. We have not begun introducing pivot covers. The greatest spotlight has been on introducing lattice wires under the sewer vent covers. In June, BMC kept in touch with all wards to recognize sewer vents that still need work wires introduced.” The most extreme number of sewer vents with work spreads are in Bandra (West), Khar, Santacruz, Vileparle, Andheri (East) in the western rural areas; Kurla and Bhandup in the eastern rural areas; and Lower Parel and Elphinstone Road, Worli, Dadar, Byculla, and Wadala in the island city. In an occurrence reminiscent of Dr Amrapurkar’s passing, 18-month-old Divyansh Singh fell into an open channel on Wednesday. At present, the BMC does not have an arrangement to cover open depletes in the city.
As of late, it quickly acquainted a proposition with spread channels, yet this was done to debilitate local people from tossing trash in nullahs.