Dr Amarapurkar’s death: BMC installs safety net in 1,200 manholes in Mumbai

Keeping in mind the unfortunate death of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, who died by slipping into an open manhole during the August 29 floods. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has taken up the responsibility to ensure safety of citizens this monsoon by covered up 1,200 open-manholes so far

 Keeping in mind the unfortunate death of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, who died by slipping into an open manhole during the August 29 floods. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has taken up the responsibility to ensure safety of citizens this monsoon by covered up 1,200 open-manholes so far

  • The long-awaited south-west monsoon has finally hit Kerala’s coast on Monday and is likely to reach Maharashtra’s coastline three days earlier than expected.
  • The state government is gearing up for the onset of the monsoon in Mumbai.
  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has covered 1200 manholes in the city with safety nets.
  • Mumbai’s renowned gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amarapurkar had died last year after falling into an open manhole.

After facing people’s ire and receiving flak, along with protests from the medical fraternity over the tragic death of renowned gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had started covering the manholes with metal covers.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday, May 29, informed that the BMC has covered 1,200 manholes in the city with the metal covers. The safety net has been placed six inches below the manhole cover. Dr Amarapurkar had died after slipping into an open manhole on August 29, 2017.