Don’t plan to visit any of the city’s beaches this weekend. While Cyclone Ockhi may have cleaned up the city’s air, it has also washed ashore large mounds of trash in Mumbai. “The waste that was floating in the middle of the ocean has got dumped on our beaches because of intense wave action. Prashant Deshmukh, assistant municipal commissioner and ward officer of K-West ward said that around 25,000kg of waste had piled up at Versova (15,000kg) and Juhu (10,000kg) beaches. City-based lawyer and beach clean-up crusader Afroz Shah said that at Versova beach, near Dewachiwadi, the trash collected was almost two feet high.
Source: Hindustan Times December 07, 2017 07:38 UTC