Dharavi fire breakout, minors also affected
On June 11, a massive fire broke out at Dharavi’s residential complex on 90 feet road. The fire that engulfed the seven storey building, injured 32 people including 13 minors. It was declared as a level 1 fire by the civic officials. The youngest minor was one-month-old Rewan Sheikh.
Based on preliminary reports from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the fire was confined to the electrical wiring and ducting on all floors, a CCTV camera installed on the ground floor, as well as scrap material stored between the fifth and seventh floors.
Source: Indian Express
Rape attempt in local train, lack of CCTV a concern for women’s safety
After an incident of sexual assault in a moving train from CSMT to Masjid, women commuters raised the issue of lack of safety in compartments. Women commuter associations pointed to the absence of CCTV cameras in local trains as a major challenge in effective surveillance. Last year, the Railway administration had announced that every local train would have CCTV cameras to provide live supervision of the women’s compartments.
The implementation has been slow, with nearly two-third of women’s coaches operating without these cameras, says Lata Argade, chief of Tejaswini Mahila Railway Pravasi Sanghatna.
Source: Free Press Journal
Monsoon to reach Mumbai
After being delayed for over a week, monsoon is likely to reach Mumbai by next week. “A trough line establishing over the Arabian sea covering Maharashtra to Kerala coast is very likely to strengthen the Arabian sea branch of the monsoon current in the coming days. Hence, conditions will be favourable for further advance of the monsoon over more areas of Maharashtra, including Pune and Mumbai from June 18th to June 22”, said Anupam Kashyapi, head of India Meteorological Department, Pune.
Source: Times of India
Four youth drown at Juhu beach, one still missing
On Monday five boys went missing in Mumbai’s Juhu beach. After conducting search operations for several hours, four dead bodies were recovered. One of them is still missing. This group of boys were residents of Datta Mandir area in Vakola, Santacruz east. The police said several warnings were given to the group but the boys ignored the instructions of the lifeguard on duty and went ahead in the rough sea.
Source: Free Press Journal
BMC orders builders to clean nullah near their sites
The stormwater department of BMC has put out an official letter across departments and to developers, regarding maintenance of nullahs, to avoid flooding. Several projects are under construction in the city and there is a risk of increased flooding, if drains (nullahs) near these sites are choked or clogged.
The letter also states that the stormwater management department cannot be held responsible if flooding occurs as a result of inadequate desilting of major nullahs during development projects.
Source: Mid day
Compiled by Stephin Thomas