Mumbai: After gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Aamarapurkar died falling into a manhole during the deluge on Tuesday, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta has ordered a probe into why the manhole was kept opened. The civic chief has come under severe criticism from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for BMC’s negligence by leaving the cover of manholes open in the city during the floods on Tuesday. Mehta had said citizens often open the manholes and forget.
Dr. Aamrapurkar on Tuesday while returning to his house fell into an open manhole at Elphistone Road and lost his life. Vijay Singal, the Additional Municipal Commissioner, has been appointed and asked to submit the report within 15 days. However, Mehta has already given the civic body a clean chit, claiming that no maintenance work was being carried out by the civic officials on that fateful day.