Other cities – Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has begun preparations to ensure a hassle-free monsoon for citizens. It recently installed 338 dewatering pumps across 27 spots where work on the underground Metro-3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) corridor is underway. Last week, MMRCL and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) undertook a joint inspection of five stations along the line. “Work on all storm water drains and sewer lines that were to be diverted or relocated is complete. We have set up a disaster management unit,” said SK Gupta, director (projects), MMRCL. Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner of A ward (which includes Fort and CSMT area), said, “We have asked MMRCL to increase the capacity of sedimentation tanks and augment the storm water drains. We also undertook pest control in certain areas.” Citizens had raised concerns that work on the corridor – which is being undertaken in seven packages, from south Mumbai to Seepz in the western suburbs – may lead to water logging during monsoon. In 2018, BMC had identified 17 spots where...