Mumbai : After inspecting the pre-monsoon nullah safai work on Tuesday, Snehal Ambekar, city’s Mayor has written a letter to the Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta expressing her displeasure.

She stated in the letter that, with the snarling pace of the work, only 40 percent work has been completed so far. That will result in to water clogging, floods and damages to the Mumbaikars during the monsoons, she feared. Working of six Britannia pumping stations is also not satisfactory, the Mayor noted.

The pumping stations situated at Reay Road station will pump 6000 liters of water per second during monsoon that will give respite to 13 areas like Hindmata, Sewri, Byculla station, etc.

The mayor mentioned the four pumping stations that have been already commissioned by the corporation at Haji Ali, Irla, Love Grove and Cleveland.

The Shiv Sena elected Mayor brought to the municipal commissioner’s notice that the Cleveland pumping station which was completed last year, was not operational and hence affected the Worli Koliwada during monsoon.

The Free Press Journal had previously highlighted that 40 percent of the nullah safai work has been completed and with the monsoon being barely a few days away the work seems to be losing its pace with time. Every year 60% of work is expected to be completed before monsoon.

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