Mumbai rain: Marine Drive drowns in garbage as high tide throws up nearly 361 tonnes of trash along promenade

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Around 30 labourers have been deployed by the BMC to manually clean the promenade, which attracts lakhs of tourists everyday. While the labourers usually take an hour to clean the stretch, after Friday's high tide €

Around 30 labourers, a big compactor vehicle and two mini dumpers were used by the BMC to  clean the promenade. The labourers, who usually take an hour to clean the stretch, took two-and-a-half hours on Saturday. Twitter/@DighavkarKiran

The sea threw out as much as 361 tonne of garbage on the city's beaches and seafronts during Friday and Sarturday's high tides

The sea threw out as much as 361 tonnes of garbage on the city's beaches and seafronts during Saturday's high tide. PTI

Mumbai's Marine Drive, which is famous for its scenic and picturesque view, witnessed tonnes of garbage washed ashore on Thursday. Twitter/@DighavkarKiran

Mumbai's Marine Drive, famous for its scenic and picturesque view, on Saturday was strewn with tonnes of garbage washed ashore. Twitter/@DighavkarKiran

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said they collected around nine metric tonnes of garbage from the road near Mrine Drive on Friday. @DighavkarKiran

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said they collected around nine metric tonnes of trash from the road near Marine Drive on Saturday. Twitter/@DighavkarKiran

Officials said that garbage including plastic and thermocol glass bottles, is washed onto the shore during high tide. Twitter/@DighavkarKiran

Officials said the waste, which included plastic, thermocol and glass bottles, was washed onto the shore during the high tide. Twitter/@DighavkarKiran

The garbage also filled the gutters, leading to waterlogging. This halted traffic for a while. BMC officials sent trucks to clean the road. By 3 pm, the traffic was cleared. PTI

The rubbish also filled gutters, leading to waterlogging, which halted traffic for a while. However, by 3 pm, the traffic was cleared. PTI

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