MUMBAI: The state government and the municipal corporation have to join hands and ensure that the flood prevention work on the Mithi river is carried out fully if Mumbaikars are to be spared the same fate which overtook the city in 2005 resulting in chaos and deaths of almost 1,000 people.

A study report by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) has pointed out that though a sum of Rs 1,600 cro

With barely 45 days to go before the monsoon begins, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has woken up to realise that a part of their responsibility is also to clean up the Mithi river.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is undertaking desilting of the Mithi river and Vakola Nullah. The desilting will cost the authority an estimated Rs 30 crore. MMRDA officials said that this was part of the work being undertaken to improve the overall discharging capacity of the river, which had flooded in 2005.

After scrapping its earlier project of oxygenating a stretch on the Mithi to minimise stench emanating from the severely polluted river, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to now restart the exercise.

While work is still on to clean the river and and revamp its banks and retaining walls, the MMRDA has now invited proposals not only to oxygenate the river wa

MUMBAI: The crime branch of the police on Wednesday invoked the stringent Environment Protection Act on six oil mafiosi arrested last month in connection with an adulteration racket.

The police had written to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), asking it to inspect illegal godowns in the Kurla-Kalina belt since mafia activity caused pollution in the Mithi river.

Kartikeya | TNNMumbai: That the Mithi has been reduced to a filthy nullah is well-known.

Mumbai: The Mahim coastline is fast disappearing, claim fishermen residing by the seafront. On Monday afternoon, sea water came gushing in and claimed portions of the land.

Mumbai The Mumbai Metropolitan Region development Authority (MMRDA) has moved a step closer to Mithi River development with the construction of a wooded bund on its banks as per the recommendations of the Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune. The Rs 50-lakh development of the wooded bund on Mithi River is expected to complete by August end, MMRDA officials said.

Mumbai Five years after the deluge on July 26, 2005, a public meeting held at the Maharashtra Nature Park, Mahim, to discuss the status of the Mithi river and the work done by officials to combat future floods, saw just a handful audience.