Flooding is a man-made disaster and a result of failed planning, said former municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Friday. Expressing concern on climate change impacts, Mehta called for meticulous planning and execution of projects in the city.
“We must all realise that flooding is a planning disaster. It happens because somewhere your planning goes wrong or you did not correctly plan without realising what the flood level will be. Or you plan and somebody ensured that your plan is punctured. First and foremost, you have to realise that the planning has to be corrected,” said Mehta, the chairman of Maharera, at a consultative session on ‘Flood in Mumbai’ organized by BMC and WRI India.