MCGM to Install KBL Pumps to Control Flooding this Monsoon

Mumbai once again almost came to a standstill on account of heavy rain earlier this month, taking precautions in the wake of IMD’s forecast warning of a heavy downpour, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) joined hands with Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), leading manufacturer and supplier of pumps in India, to control flooding this monsoon.

Being a coastal city, heavy rainfall in Mumbai leads to water logging in several locations which cannot be avoided, either because of the topography or because of the blockage in the sewage system which can lead to disruption in the daily lives of the people.

To tackle the monsoon-related disaster, KBL supplied two Autoprime pumpsets to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for dewatering of inundated area in the city during the monsoon. These high capacity pumps which are very effective in quickly draining water from low lying areas inside the city and near railway tracks that get waterlogged due to heavy rains. These pumps are automated and don’t require any manual intervention, it can be towed quickly to the affected area and are designed to operate instantly as a result of their automated priming feature. Thus it is very effective in restoring normalcy in the city by quickly bringing the suburban train service and traffic back on track.

Autoprime Pumpsets Key Features:

  • Autoprime pumpsets, with the capacity of 1000 m3/hr and  105 HP helps dewatering of inundated area in the city during the monsoon.
  • Automated pumps, which don’t require any manual intervention
  • Can be towed quickly to the affected area and are designed to operate instantly as a result of their automated priming feature

KBL, the leading fluid management solutions provider, has supplied more than 150 such Autoprime pumpsets to various municipal corporations, airports and industries across India.

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