MMRDA asks Mumbai Metro to plug leaks underneath


By Ranjeet Jadhav

Taking serious note of a report published in mid-day about rainwater leaking onto the road passing below the 11.04 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) Metro corridor, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has written a letter to Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), asking Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) to solve the problem at the earliest.

This paper had reported about the leakage from the gaps between the girders of the Metro corridor (‘Get drenched in the Metro and below it, June 4), from where rainwater falls in full force during heavy showers. This was observed near WEH, Andheri and Azad Nagar stations.

The letter, dated July 8, says that in a July 4 meeting convened by the additional municipal commissioner to discuss the issues on the VAG Metro corridor, which was also attended by MMRDA officials, one of the points was the rainwater leakage from the gaps between girders.

This was seen as a source of inconvenience to people below and also as a potential cause of accidents. The letter further states that the additional commissioner has directed the MMOPL to take measures to connect the rainwater pipes from the viaduct and stations to storm water drains. It also references a visit made by the additional commissioner on June 25 in the presence of the MMOPL head and civil works engineers. More info