- 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.