While Mumbai woke up to heavy rains, water-logged railway lines, delayed flights and long-route trains, a video is doing rounds on the internet that shows what looks like a sanitation mini-vehicle, dump garbage in a flooding rivera even after having an argument with a person who is seen asking him to not dump the waste there. The video was shared by TOI and it is raising questions ever since. The video shows a sanitation staff emptying the garbage truck into a flooded river. The video starts with the staff arguing with a person and later the staff goes ahead to dump garbage in the flooding river. The video has raised questions about India's Swacch Bharat Mission that claims to be committed towards the cleanliness of the country. The video has reportedly been shot in Bhiwandi that falls under the Thane district. Mumbai Rains Live News Updates, Traffic And Local Train Status For Today, July 27, 2019: IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert For Tomorrow, BMC Warns Against Venturing Around Sea.
However, soon after the incident, the Shelar Gram Panchayat issued a notice to the driver asking for clarification on the matter however, later the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation took to Twitter to post a notice. As per the notice, they denied having any connections to the video or even the vehicle for that matter. They said that the garbage dumping vehicle shown in the video did not belong to them.
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Their notice read: "A video of a refuse vehicle unloading waste on the road in flooded water is being circulated on social media quoting that it is BMC vehicle. We would like to clarify that this video is from Bhiwandi and certainly it is not our vehicle. All netizens are requested not to tag any MCGM handle with that video or use BMC/MCGM hashtags. We are looking forward to our interactions about solid waste-related issues in Mumbai"