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Old August 1st, 2005, 10:44 PM
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Re: Over 800 killed in Maharashtra rains

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We understand your pain. I am a Mumbaikar and I can see how tough it is. But kya kare? Other than express worry, sympathy and outrage at the problems faced by Mumbaikars, what else can we do? You say that you dont have water for last 3 days and we are discussing Islam? Well, how can you blame us for being like Nero, when Maharashtra government is busy swearing in Narayan Rane and not worrying about the problems of Mumbaikars.
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we can't directly blame on the Government. Let me clear that, I am not Kongressee. The flooding situation has arised due to lots of building constructions on the wrong places. no drainage path was given for these buildings. One major mistake Govt. has done by giving holidays for BMC workers. Thast why all kachara remains on the road. One thing i want to tell you, Govt. is working very good in Maharashtra except Mumbai. At many places Army & Navy jawans are deployed for the rescue work. Even at my home town Water was almost 20 ft. i.e above my home. But all peoples were safely taken out by these jawans.


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Old August 1st, 2005, 11:33 PM
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Re: Over 800 killed in Maharashtra rains

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Sunit,
we can't directly blame on the Government. Let me clear that, I am not Kongressee. The flooding situation has arised due to lots of building constructions on the wrong places. no drainage path was given for these buildings. One major mistake Govt. has done by giving holidays for BMC workers. Thast why all kachara remains on the road. One thing i want to tell you, Govt. is working very good in Maharashtra except Mumbai. At many places Army & Navy jawans are deployed for the rescue work. Even at my home town Water was almost 20 ft. i.e above my home. But all peoples were safely taken out by these jawans.


sorry for spelling mistake, if any.
The army always does a great job.

Good to know you are doing fine and things are recovering.

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Yesterday, though the downpour was heavy in the morning, it gradually subsided by noon & the water logging cleared off slowly. Later there were a few intermittent showers, that weren't heavy. So the day passed off peacefully.

Today its relatively a bright day with light showers occasionally. After almost a week, the net connection in my office has been restored. Work in the office is also normal with most members of staff reporting in. However the schools & colleges are still shut awaiting confirmation from the government.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 10:54 PM
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Saki Naka disaster could have been avoided


August 03, 2005 10:05 IST

Disasters like Saki Naka landslide, which claimed over 75 lives in the torrential rains last week, could have been avoided had the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation authorities heeded to the disaster management expert committee's warning and taken stern action against those who made the heavily quarried hillock as their homes, experts said.

"We had warned the BMC about possible places of landslides during the monsoons in the city. Saki Naka (in north Mumbai) was listed as one of the sites for possible landslides," member of the BMC's expert committee V Subramaniyan told PTI in Mumbai on Wednesday.

"Landslides in a coastal city like Mumbai and that too in residential areas are entirely due to anthropogenic activities," Subramaniyan, a retired professor of Engineering Geology of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, said.

"Slopes of these hills in Mumbai are perfectly stable. No landslide will occur if they are not disturbed," he said adding, "but stone quarries are opened up on these slopes at many places, cutting them into vertical faces."This destabalises the hill slopes, removing the basal support for the rock blocks that occur above, he said.

The geological set-up of Mumbai is such that the black basalt rock has a westerly inclination called 'dip' and so the hills have accordingly a long slope to the west at moderate angles of upto 15 degrees, Subramanyan said.

"The opposite side -- easterly slopes -- of these hills are short and steep. Utilising the cracks that are present, rock slides occur on the eastern side when there is a heavy downpour," Subramaniyan pointed out.

"This was how a major landslide occurred on the southern slopes of the hill at Chiragnagar in Ghatkopar (W) on July 13, 2000, leading to the death of about 70 people who had built hutments below the hill on the abandoned quarry floor," he said.

The expert committee had pointed out that landslides can be predicted and prevented altogether and suggested many measures to stabilise the hill slopes, he said.

The measures included driving rock bolts, construction of retaining walls below the slopes, spraying cement mixture over the hill slopes, putting steel wire nets over the slopes and supporting loose boulders with brackets.

The committee had also suggested prohibiting quarrying altogether in residential areas and permitting such activities in remote areas where sufficient rock is available.

"But these suggestions were not heeded to and the landslides continue to take a heavy toll almost every year," the committee members had observed.

One important appeal to the authorities was to declare at least 20 mt around the hills in Mumbai as landslide-prone areas and see that no hutments come up within this zone, the member said.

The Slum Improvement Board of the Maharashtra Housing and Areas Development Authority has been taking preventive measures like constructing retaining walls over the years. But they have a limited budget, which is not adequate for the job, Subramaniyan added.

Terrible Tuesday: Mumbai copes with a calamity
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Re: Over 100 killed in Maharashtra rains

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But let's get this in a proper thread of its own. This moron Ramesh Shitt-esh has started some chutiya thread about Africa instead of worrying about the computer equipment that burnt down on his watch
Why not reuse this one. It is the 13th anniversary of the infamous floods.
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