Monsoon presents a great image of the romanticism offered by natural surroundings around us. It is timeless and enchanting.
But in India, it also means throwing life out of gear for hapless citizens who have managed to master the art of manoeuvring around pothole-riddled roads.
Some are not lucky and fall into these death traps. But we have got used to living with these civic problems and will only rise from our slumber when water will enter our homes or a dear one will perish.
On August 21, Delhi received rainfall of over 139 mm and as a result, people were forced to deal with waterlogging and traffic disruptions. The image of waterlogging under Minto Road is a yearly reminder of the creaking infrastructure in India’s capital.
In other metro cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, the story is same. Inhabitants of Mumbai have been paying the price of creaky infrastructure burdened by moonsoon fury for eons. And perhaps, have found a philosophical way of dealing with it.
But it is high time civic officials of metro cities show some intent and find a solution to ease woes of common man.
Due to heavy rainfall, residential areas and markets get inundated and it leads to chaos on the roads.
The authorities send repeated reminders when taxes are not paid but the same alacrity is absent when it comes to fixing creaking infrastructure.
India may have grown in economic stature and seen its heft rise at global summits over the years but when it comes to civic affairs, we are yet to show any considerable improvement.
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