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BMC Wants To Restore The Lost Splendor Of The Rivers Dahisar And Poisar

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin widening and rejuvenating two significant rivers - Dahisar and Poisar - which originate from Tulsi Lake in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. These rivers are currently more poorly canalized due to industrial effluents, fecal matter, and untreated waste seeping into them from development on their banks.


The project, estimated to cost 1,192 crores Rupees for the Poisar River and 246 crores Rupees for the Dahisar River, includes the removal of obstructions, sewage treatment, construction of sewage collectors to prevent the discharge of sewage into the rivers, and construction of service roads along the banks of both rivers.


Bhagyashree Kapse, the deputy city commissioner, said the Poisar River widening is a significant project that will demolish 200 slums. "We are trying to rehabilitate the eligible slum dwellers or pay them financial compensation so they can relocate," she said, adding that the rejuvenation would be carried out by the Stormwater Drainage Department. Still, the BMC would help remove structures that would get in the way of the river's alignment.


The BMC project is based on the recommendations of the Madhav Chitale Committee, which was appointed after the July 2005 floods nearly drowned the city. One of those recommendations was to widen existing rivers to keep the suburbs flood-free.


Incidentally, the committee had noted that the BMC had intentionally designated these rivers as "nullahs" in its development plan to keep them out of the scope of the river laws.


This river rejuvenation project is also part of the BMC's Brihanmumbai Storm Water Disposal Project, which was launched in 2005 to prevent flooding. Under this project, the municipality planned to improve drainage, build new sewers, and widen and desilt nullahs to increase their capacity.


The project also includes a 3,153-meter service road along the Poisar River, a 1,165-meter service road along the Dahisar River, and road drains. The Dahisar River is 35 to 40 meters wide and has a retaining wall along its banks.


The BMC also has a different plan for the Mithi River, the Mithi River Water Quality Improvement Programme, and has allocated about 600 million.


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