The use of satellite imagery during a study highlighted the submergence of an area of 55 hectares – almost ten times the size of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium (which has an area of 5.4ha) – near Devghar in Raigad district. The Srushti Conservation Foundation (SCF), a non-profit organization based in Pune, conducted the study near the mouth of Bankot Creek which has a range of 1.5 km. He said the findings of the study point to coastal flooding and extreme shoreline erosion. Preliminary data shows that between 1990 and 2022 there has been a total loss of around 55 ha of coastal ecosystems, including mangroves, streams, mudflats and sandy shores, and nearly 300 meters of shoreline have been eroded, an SCF official said.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, which is constructing Metro 3, has issued a request for proposals to carry out a real estate market assessment and financial feasibility for commercial use. A senior MMRC officer said: “We have plots close to tube stations. These are given by the government. We have a mandate and we will develop them with the stations. There are many plots that the government has given us. Currently, we have to operate five to six plots.”
Mumbai received an average of 116mm of rain on Friday, with an average of 28.73mm in the island city, 43.06mm in the western suburbs and 44.49mm in the eastern suburbs, according to information from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. (BMC). Over the next 24 hours until 6 p.m. Saturday, Mumbai is expected to receive moderate to heavy rains in isolated places while very heavy rains are expected in some places in the western and eastern suburbs, according to information from the Mumbai Division of the Indian Meteorological Service.