Vasai Flood : East West Bridge Road Waterlogging

Vasai Flood : East West Bridge Road Waterlogging

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Urbanisation made Vasai-Virar more vulnerable to floods. Large parts of Vasai-Virar went under water for about a week following heavy rain last July. Railway tracks were submerged as there was no place for the water to flow into, and services remained suspended for some days.

Rampant urbanisation in the Vasai-Virar belt has made it more prone to floods over the last decade, The study showed that the increased concretisation resulted in cutting-off of natural streams originating from the hills on the east and flowing towards the coast. These streams functioned as a natural source of drainage to run-off water during monsoons.