High tide spills garbage onto Mumbai''s Marine Drive

MUMBAI: Residents of Marine Drive in Mumbai on Friday complained of huge amounts of garbage that had been dumped on the iconic coastal road due to high tides in the sea.

Mumbai, July 14

Residents of Marine Drive in Mumbai on Friday complained of huge amounts of garbage that had been dumped on the iconic coastal road due to high tides in the sea.

A civic official said that work to clean up the area, visited by thousands of Mumbaikars every day, was taken up on a priority basis soon after.

“We received calls in the afternoon today from Marine Drive residents about the garbage that had been brought ashore by the sea," the civic official said, adding that it was a common monsoon phenomenon.

“During the monsoons, when there is high tide, the sea spills the trash onto the shore. It mainly consists of plastic waste,” he explained.

A BMC statement informed that the Arabian Sea witnessed high tides, of up to 4.85 metres, at 12:15pm.

PTI

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