The Storm Water Drains department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up protective steel grills at outfalls to avoid terrorist attacks through sea and also to protect vital drainage installations in Mumbai.
There are 56 locations where these have been installed in Mumbai city and suburbs. The officials said that they are not are not planning any more such installations because only closed drains require it, big open drains do not require such installations because it’s easy to trace out anything out of the regular compared to the closed drains.
Also there is a requirement from the police commissioner to install these protective grills so that nobody can enter illegally. These grills are important for the protection of the city and to avoid any kind of attacks that have happened earlier, BMC officials stated.
According to the BMC official, they have also installed these protective grills on Bombay Port Trust (BPT) area because tanks of vital resources like diesel and petrol are stored in this area.
Moreover, a storm water drainage has been installed that passes through the BPT area which needs this protective grill.
In addition to this, there have been many other measures taken by the government to avoid terrorist attacks after the 26/11 attacks in which terrorists came to Mumbai via sea and carried out a series of coordinated attacks.