As a result of heavy rains, almost 400 autos, together with high-end vehicles, motorbikes and autorickshaws, have been submerged in an underground public parking zone constructed by the Mumbai civic physique at Thakur Complicated in suburban Kandivali, an activist claimed on Monday. Whereas the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) didn’t put a quantity to the affected autos, it assured to look into the potential for giving compensation to their house owners after learning an settlement signed with a personal contractor that manages the premises.
As a result of heavy downpour within the western suburbs since Saturday night time, rainwater entered contained in the civic physique’s parking zone run by a personal contractor. In consequence two, three and four-wheeler autos parked within the sprawling space have gotten submerged.
The activist, a neighborhood resident, mentioned as much as 15 toes water was contained in the underground parking zone on Sunday morning and almost 400 autos have been affected.
A number of autorickshaws, two wheelers and vehicles, together with high-end ones like Audis, have gotten submerged, he mentioned.
“Water is being pumped out since Sunday morning, however about three toes water remains to be contained in the parking zone,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the parking zone flooded due to an adjoining nullah which is about 20 toes huge.
“The nullah has been coated with concrete. Therefore, when it overflowed on Sunday morning, the water from it entered the parking zone and a few neighbouring buildings,” he mentioned.
Native corporator Sunita Yadav of the BJP mentioned the parking zone used to witness flooding of up to some inches previously, however this time the scenario was “horrible”.
“The civic physique ought to pay compensation to all of the automobile house owners,” Yadav mentioned, including a number of autorickshaws drivers from close by slum- dominated Poysar space had parked their autos there.
An autorickshaw driver from Poysar mentioned it was a double whammy for him as water had entered inside his home on Sunday morning and his three-wheeler was among the many affected autos within the parking zone.
He mentioned he’ll want at the very least Rs 30,000 to get his autorickshaw up and operating on highway once more.
The BMC mentioned it’s going to take a choice about giving compensation to the automobile house owners solely after learning parking circumstances and the settlement signed with the contractor.
“After learning all of the info, we are going to take a choice accordingly,” mentioned P Velarasu, further municipal commissioner.