BMC raises retaining wall along Poisar river

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has completed construction of a retaining wall along the Poisar River near Dahanukarwadi District. The civic body had earlier demolished the haphazard structures that were impeding the smooth flow of the Boisar River.

BMC officials said construction of the retaining wall was completed in a record 15 days. “The widening of the river near Dhanukarwady is expected to provide relief to the inhabitants of the neighboring areas from waterlogging. During the monsoon season, the narrow river has been contributing to flooding in the area.” Every year, Dhanukarwady district records floods during the monsoon season.

The Poisar River flows from the foothills of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Kranti Nagar in Malad and passes through Dahanukarwadi in Kandivali before emptying into Malad Marve Creek. An official explained that the river splits from Dhanukarwady into two different streams.

In May, the BMC demolished 29 slums raised on the banks of the river, affecting its natural flow. The civil authority also renovated the Poisar River by widening it and making sure that the discharge of sewage and industrial waste was stopped. The BMC official said that the de-crawling work on the banks of the river has been underway since 2018.

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