Mumbai : Deccan Express | Mumbai News | Mumbai has received heavy rain since last week. Heavy rains have resulted in landslides in many areas of Mumbai, Thane and surrounding areas. 29 people have lost their lives in these incidents. Therefore, the issue of public safety of the people living in the hilly areas has come up again. In Mumbai (Mumbai News), shocking information has come to light that 22 thousand 483 families are living in hilly areas risking their lives.
291 places dangerous
According to the data provided by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, there are 291 landslide prone areas in the city of Mumbai. About 50 per cent of these places are in S ward, which includes Bhandup and Vikhroli areas. According to the BMC, a large number of people live in this area.
152 dangerous places in S ward
Municipal officials said that out of the total 24 administrative wards in Mumbai, 291 out of 19 wards have been classified as landslide prone areas. Of these, S ward has the largest area. There are 152 such areas in S ward. It is followed by N Ward (Ghatkopar, Asalfa) 32, L Ward (Kurla, Sakinaka) 18 and D Ward (Malabar Hill, Grant Road) 16. An English newspaper has reported in this regard.
Heavy rains on Sunday night caused landslides in Chembur and Vikhroli. It killed 29 people and injured six others. In both the cases, the municipal corporation claimed that the citizens living in the area were warned to go to a safe place.
290 deaths in 29 years
The RTI activist said that more than 22,000 people live in such areas. Landslides and financial losses due to landslides in Mumbai are not new.
The state government has not been serious about improving the situation for the last 10 years.
In the last 29 years, 290 people have died due to landslides.
More than 300 people have been injured.