Monsoon woes now an annual affair in Mumbai

It has now become an annual affair. Monsoon rains mean flooding of Mumbai and troubles for the public.

Every year, the country's financial capital is paralysed as roads and rail tracks get submerged whenever it receives heavy rains during the monsoon, raising questions over the civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's preparedness.

A similar thing happened during the last two days even after the civic body's claims of spending thousands of crores to rid the city of the recurring problem of flooding.

According to the Shiv Sena-ruled BMC which is considered the richest civic body in the country, it spent Rs 2,007 crore between 2005 and 2016 to overhaul the storm water drainage network under its Brimstowad project.

Even for the current fiscal year of 2018-19, the BMC has provisioned the budget of Rs 565.55 crore to accelerate the flood-abatement program.

However, as the problems continue to recur, the baffled citizens and experts blame the lack of proper planning for it.