This is not the month of July and the monsoon is not in its full form. However, the one-day raining in Mumbai has showed the world that how much the financial capital of the country is ready to face the music of monsoon this year.
It has stopped raining in Mumbai but the life has been disrupted due to persistent water logging.
Mumbaikars are preparing to face the problem of water logging again this year but the Mumbai city administration is again silent and like every year there is no any preparation looking anywhere.
One of my friends, Vedika Tripathi, has sent me some photographs that clearly shows that Mumbai is sinking before the full fledged arrival of Monsoon in the region. The major question is that Will Mumbai sink again like 26/7?
On Saturday and Sunday, the trains were running late because of water logging on tracks and railway stations.
The waiting rooms were full and public gathered all over the platforms in different parts of Mumbai.
The BMC has its own say. The BMC Municipal Commissioner, JN Phatak said that the BMC has swung into action and water pumps have been sent to the water logged areas to provide immediate relief.
By and large, the roads have been brought to a safe condition. People don’t really drive when it rains very heavily, so we do not expect a bottleneck in the roads.
A taxi driver, who spent one night on the JJ flyover, said that BMC didn’t do anything. He said:
How can they leave water on a bridge? I’ll have to spend the night here with my customer.
The Metrological department has announced about heavy to very heavy rainfall in coming 24 to 36 hours.
CM Vilasrao Deshmukh had promised to take all necessary steps to restrict the 26/7 again but the the pictures are telling different story.
Mumbaikars are brave and they better know how to fight with all odds, whatever it is man-made or natural, and they will definitely defeat the music of monsoon again this year without any support from the government I wish…