Due to heavy rains, practically 400 vehicles, together with high-end vehicles, motorbikes and autorickshaws, had been submerged in an underground public parking lot constructed by the Mumbai civic physique at Thakur Complex in suburban Kandivali, an activist claimed on Monday. While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) didn’t put a quantity to the affected vehicles, it assured to look into the opportunity of giving compensation to their homeowners after learning an settlement signed with a personal contractor that manages the premises.
Due to heavy downpour in the western suburbs since Saturday night time, rainwater entered contained in the civic physique’s parking lot run by a personal contractor. As a outcome two, three and four-wheeler vehicles parked in the sprawling space have gotten submerged.
The activist, an area resident, stated as much as 15 toes water was contained in the underground parking lot on Sunday morning and practically 400 vehicles have been affected.
Several autorickshaws, two wheelers and vehicles, together with high-end ones like Audis, have gotten submerged, he stated.
“Water is being pumped out since Sunday morning, but about three feet water is still inside the parking lot,” he stated.
He stated the parking lot flooded due to an adjoining nullah which is about 20 toes large.
“The nullah has been covered with concrete. Hence, when it overflowed on Sunday morning, the water from it entered the parking lot and some neighbouring buildings,” he stated.
Local corporator Sunita Yadav of the BJP stated the parking lot used to witness flooding of up to some inches in the previous, however this time the state of affairs was “horrible”.
“The civic body should pay compensation to all the vehicle owners,” Yadav stated, including a number of autorickshaws drivers from close by slum- dominated Poysar space had parked their vehicles there.
An autorickshaw driver from Poysar stated 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 vehicles in the parking lot.
He stated he’ll want at the very least Rs 30,000 to get his autorickshaw up and operating on street once more.
The BMC stated it’s going to take a choice about giving compensation to the automobile homeowners solely after learning parking situations and the settlement signed with the contractor.
“After studying all the facts, we will take a decision accordingly,” stated P Velarasu, extra municipal commissioner.