Cops marooned, thanas turn into water parks

Mumbai: At a time when Mumbai is drowning, some police stations also faced a similar fate. Due to the continuous downpour on Monday night and the intervening morning, many police stations across the city faced a flood-like situation. Saki Naka Police station in Andheri (E), Borivali's Kasturba Marg Police station, Vakola police station and Byculla police station all were seen flooded on Monday night and on Tuesday morning. Saki Naka and Byculla police stations are in the low lying areas and face a similar situation almost every year, whenever there is heavy rainfall and this year is no different. Knee length water could be seen in these police stations and police personnel were seen sitting in the water logged police stations while doing their duty.

Due to the knee length water in the police stations, police personnel were finding it difficult to sit and perform their duties. Since roads were full of water and the transport services across the city were hit hard due to the continuous downpour, only few were seen visiting police stations with their plights. Most of the police personnel were deployed to clear the traffic and at the flooded areas to handle the situation. "We face this waterlogging situation few times in every monsoon, since our police station is in the low lying area, our police stations get flooded whenever there are heavy rains, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is well aware of our situation but there is hardly anything they can do." said an officer from Saki Naka Police station.

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