Mumbai: Negligence of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come to the fore once again after a 3-year-old boy fell in a gutter in Ambedkar Nagar Area of Goregaon yesterday.
The whole incident was captured on a CCTV camera where the kid, Divyanshu, couldn’t see the gutter due to darkness and eventually fell into it.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), intermittent rains are very likely in the city and suburbs with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places. The weather forecast can hamper the rescue operation which is currently underway.
The operation was carried out along with the drainage department initially. The search was done in the drainage line in the 10km area and the wall was broken with the help of JCB.
The BMC has been constantly facing criticism for the lack of preparedness before the monsoon, open manholes and gutters in the city.
The residents of Mumbai are already facing huge problems due to waterlogging in many areas of the city.
On Sunday, incessant rains have led to waterlogging in various parts of Sion, King’s Circle, Lower Parel, Malad, Kandivali.
A Mumbai resident took a dig at the BMC on the situation of Andheri subway and tweeted a video.
Though the BMC are promptly replying to all the issues from their twitter handle, the reactive approach has not done any favour to the commuters.