Mumbai: Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, the BMC has appealed to citizens to beware of jellyfish and sting that washes ashore Mumbai’s coasts during Monsoon. Revellers who visit beaches at Dadar, Girgaon and Juhu to immerse Ganesh idols, tend to get stung by these marine organisms, which is pain-ful and causes irritation.
“Many citizens wander into the water during immersion where they are likely to get stung by jellyfish and sting rays. We will be deploying our lifeguards at the sites to cater to people. In case of severe pain, the affected person will be taken to nearby hospital,” said a BMC official. The civic body would be installing boards at several beaches cautioning people regarding the same.
“Monsoon is the time, when females arrive at coast side for giving birth in shallow waters. Jellyfish and stingrays arrive mostly during last days of Monsoon,” said Pradip Patade, co-founder of Marine life of Mumbai, which conducts regular marine walks on the seashores in Mumbai.