Mumbai : After a special meeting with the Geological Survey of India, Mhada, police, Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), MMRDA and the Collector, Municipal chief Sitaram Kunte said a study and monitoring on the different landslide spots in Mumbai will be carried out by GSI authorities. He also said, a few years ago, a study on 61 such spots was carried out by Mhada, with the help of the IIT.
Currently, there are 321 landslide-prone spots in the city.
A landslide in Malin district of Pune destroyed an entire village and killed hundreds last week.
Asked about the rehabilitation of residents of thousands of slums which are located at the landslide spots, Kunte said in case of any emergency, the BMC can give temporary accommodation to such residents. “Providing them permanent accommodation is not in our hands,” he said.
“Currently, 1,200 retaining walls will have to be built which also includes those that requires repair. Previously, Mhada and the PWD department of the state government used to carry out the construction of retaining walls, we will request the state housing department to let the slum improvement board carry out the work,” Kunte said.
321 landslide-prone spots in the city
Currently, there are 321 landslide-prone spots in the city, of which 94 spots are located on the collector’s land, six on Mhada land, 31 on the BMC land, 188 on private land and 2 on forest land. N ward has 43 such spots on the collector’s land, P north has 14 on private land, S ward has 150 such spots on private land.