Mumbai, India’s financial capital, the home of the entertainment industry, the fashion capital, and in all the city of dreams. This was a mere introduction to the city where people learn how to survive all the adversities. Adversities of the sun, sand, and the rains.
Rains play a spoilsport year after another. Last year it was July 25 and this year history repeats itself. But does a city like Mumbai deserve this share of treatment? Or is it just nature’s fury? With global warming taking its toll and making its presence felt, a nocturnal city like Mumbai has its bad or say worst days too.
Mumbai, alias Bombay succumbs and gets paralyzed in the 94cm rainfall it receives, giving fierce competition to the Mausinram region in the north east, which is known for receiving the heaviest rainfall. Could you have ever imagined that a metro would be in an unmanageable state?
The pleasure of boating in the Arabian Sea is almost available on the streets of Bycullah. Streets would be water logged 6 feet high, with many people also losing lives on a rainy day, not to forget affecting the business and the daily routine of the growing economy of a developing India. The city becomes helpless, bringing losses in the form of millions to everyone, whether in trade, economy, banking, fishing, retail, or the famous entertainment sector.
Its not Mumbai alone that faces this dilemma. Other cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Gandhinagar, which are totally dependant on Mumbai for their income also bear the brunt, and heat. Mumbai gets alienated and cut off from the rest of the world. No air, rail or road services are available. It is also feared to fall in the grip of various water borne diseases too. The NGO’s, administration and organisations like the UNICEF come to rescue, distributing first aid and necessary ailments.