BMC cautions Mumbaikars about high tides in July

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Mumbai, Jun 13 (UNI) Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation commissioner Jairaj Phatak today cautioned the people to be careful during new moon days in July and August because the city may face high tides to the extent of 4.84 mts and 4.8 mts, if it rains heavily on these days and normal life will be affected.

Speaking at a news briefing here, Mr Phatak said high tides, combined with heavy rains, have been causing flooding in the city as the sea does not take the water in.

''On June 6-7, there was a high tide of 4.86 mts and Mumbai received rains to the tune of 161.7 mm on June 6, in Santacruz and 116.4 mm in Colaba on June 7, leading to water clogging and flooding in some areas,'' he said.

The municipal commissioner said there were bigger tides in the summer and other seasons but the city was not affected, as there are no rains.

Reacting to the advisory by US Consulate to its citizens to be cautious in the metropolis during the rains, Mr Phatak said they had clarified their stand that they did not want to insult BMC or others.

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