Mumbai, January 9: A Mumbai based businessman had sued city’s Municipal corporation (BMC) for a huge sum of amount of Rs 1.5 crore after he fell into an improperly covered manhole, facing severe injuries. The Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation is one of the richest civic body across the country and has a budget of around 33 thousand crore every year.Also Read - Ganesh Visarjan 2021: 500 Home Guards, 275 Constables Deployed in Mumbai; BMC Issues Guidelines
According to reports, Vijay Hingorani broke his left leg after he fell into the manhole which was supposed to be covered completely. The manhole was located at the Mumbai’s high end area of Carter Road where several celebrities take a morning walk on footpath. Also Read - BMC's Latest Sero-Survey Report Finds Over 86% of Mumbai's Population Have COVID-19 Antibodies
Report suggest that Hingorani was planning to go to Bengaluru in a month for taking up a new job, however the unfortunate incident delayed the process and finally he lost the opportunity of working in Bangalore. Read Also: (Congress corporator approaches BMC to use cow urine to disinfect hospitals) Also Read - Good News: Ahead of Possible COVID Third Wave, BMC’s Sero-survey Finds 70-80% Population Have Antibodies
Hingorani a business analyst is the only working person in his family, decided to sue the BMC for Rs 1.5 crore as the loss of job, medical expenses, physical injury and loss of livelihood, CNN IBN report said.
Hingorani reportedly said that the job offer which he got from BMC was a lifetime opportunity. “If they collect taxes their job is to make city safe,” said Hingorani.
Hingorani was supposed to join a Bengaluru-based financial company on January 1 which offered him Rs 2.5 lakh per month. But the process is in limbo after Hingorani met with an accident.
The doctors where Hingorani is admitted reportedly said that he will be able to walk without any support in few months.
Meanwhile the BMC has not commented on the issue, Hingorani has personally requested them to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future.