Some of these (flood concentration areas in Mumbai1) have a tendency to disrupt traffic and paralyse city life. A number of steps such as de-silting of drainage and clearing of nallahs are taken up by Brihan Mumbai Corporation (BMC) and Railways to avoid such flooding. However, a combination of heavy precipitation and high tide may make such flooding unavoidable.
—Mumbai Disaster Management Plan, Government of Maharashtra, 1999.
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