Mumbaikars post pictures on social media that lot of garbage ended up on beaches and other places and said nature returned their human waste to them. They have requested the government to implement strict rules on throwing waste into water bodies
Initially classified as “extremely severe”, the cyclone made landfall in Gujarat late on Monday with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph). On Monday the cyclone made landfall in Mumbai and brought a ton of garbage and plastic to prominent beaches. According to the officials, 18 people are dead because of the cyclone and southern Mumbai is most heavily affected.
Nature’s return gift?
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Mumbaikars are posting pictures on social media in which a lot of garbage is seen on Juhu, Chowpatty and the gateway of India. They took to social media to share horrifying pictures of piles of garbage thrown all along prominent beaches of the city like Juhu, Girgaon and the Gateway of India.
A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official told The Financial Express that the municipal staff picked up four trucks of garbage around the Gateway of India after the storm left. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar also said that the sea dumped tonnes of garbage near Marine Drive in south Mumbai.
During the second wave of Covid-19, some hospitals were affected and 502 Covid-19 patients were shifted to another hospital because of the storm.