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Ghatkopar in Mumbai gets award for best rain water harvesting project after record water collection in potholes

01, Jul 2017 By Santosh Pradhan

DESPITE being pulled up by the Bombay High Court for the large number of potholes that formed on the city roads during monsoon last year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is still not ready to deal with the complaints. But now the BMC has got a solid reasons for not hearing the complaints. Ghatkopar, an extremely congested area in East Mumbai, has won the award of best rain water harvesting project in the world, due to the amount of water it was able to store in its potholes.


BMC workers are patting their own back, and why not. It is because of their extreme hard word that Mumbai has won such accolades. It takes efforts and courage to ignore so many complaints and BMC workers showed it during the times of calamities. Speaking on the occasion, a senior BMC official said ,” We always knew that potholes can be used to store rain water, that’s why we never showed urgency in filling them. See how amazing the results are. We have stored so much water in the potholes of Ghatkopar that even if it doesn’t rain up to expected levels during next year, we will have enough water to survive.”

Faking News reporter caught up with Ghatkopar resident, Shwetank Srivastava and he had this to say,” The BMC is so kind and generous towards its residents. We always thought that potholes is making the city slowdown and is a deterrent to the flourishing trade in this metro city, but BMC always had the larger picture in mind. Show me any water harvesting project which is better than the one we have here. I and my other society colleagues have taken a pledge that we will never complain about potholes throughout the monsoons and will bring more pride to this Maximum City.”