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Plan to protect Mumbai from tsunami
March 22, 2005 23:44 IST
The Maharashtra government has decided to strengthen the wall at the seashore from Nariman Point to Girgaun chowpaty in south Mumbai to prevent natural phenomenon like tsunami hitting Mumbai.
The strengthening will be done in four phases, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said in a written reply to a query on measures taken by the state government for tackling natural phenomenon.
A comprehensive plan is being prepared for protecting the city and the suburb from such phenomenon, he added.
To another query on Mumbai's development, the CM said the Centre receives tax revenue of Rs 40,000 crore annually from the city, but the financial help received by the city is less.
The state government has sought Rs 1,800 crore every year from the Planning Commission for the city.
Also, separate money has been demanded for implementing the development schemes, like the development of Dharavi and the metro rail project, the CM said.