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Rain After Summer Is A Blessing or Curse,Who Knows Better Than Mumbai?

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Rain After Summer Is A Blessing or Curse,Who Knows Better Than Mumbai?

Rain is Heaven’s blessing on the scorching, arid and formidable Earth. It’s that long required respite from the burning and blazing heat, especially in a tropical country likes ours. This need is more pressing in the summer months. Most of the north and western parts of India receive its first spells of rain in the month of July. The monsoon is welcomed with utter anticipation and gusto. Heavens open up and the shower spell is bliss for the drought struck earth and people alike.

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Mumbai, the capital of the metropolis Maharashtra, has a tropical climate which is affected by its proximity to the Arabian Sea. It has a sultry and damp whether almost all year round and is typified by heavy rains in the month of July. This rain, and the pleasant whether that accompanies it, is though a much needed relief from the humidity but also at most times brings alongside destruction, deprivation and copious amount of inconvenience. The rain of July 2005 was the worst monsoon the city has known. It not only caused a large scale devastation of property but claimed thousands of lives, flooding the entire city. The day 26th July came to be known as the day Mumbai came to a standstill.

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The following monsoons have not been as disastrous and the aftermath not such terrifying but the bother caused to the people and the state of inaccessibility that the city finds itself in hasn’t changed much. Till date the rainy season in Mumbai causes excessive water logging, the transportation is a mess and at times of heavy rainfall it is suspended, roads are intractable and life is almost at a pause.

Rain After Summer Is A Blessing or Curse,Who Knows Better Than Mumbai?

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With the adversaries of climate all around the world, Rainy season in Mumbai of 2014 is a much talked about subject. Delhi having reached the highest temperature by far in the month of July i.e. July 12th, Saturday with the day temperature being 42.3˚ Celsius, the possible anomalies with Mumbai monsoon of 2014 is quite a topic.

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The most abundantly used mode of transportation in Mumbai is the Mumbai Local. Film writer Sanjay Chauhan says, “A train is not only the lifeline of Mumbai, but love, heartbreak, separation and loneliness have been symbolized through trains since pre-independence days. A story based in Mumbai is incomplete without a train sequence, as in Baton Baton Mein and Saathiya.” This 465Km long transit system with a ridership of 7.5 Million commuters daily is the primary and most used transportation path, so much so that without it Mumbai would almost cripple. Overcrowded, fatal, unsafe, whatever may be the dangers associated with a Mumbai ‘local’ travel, it still is the backbone of transportation in this western Indian Metropolis.

Rain After Summer Is A Blessing or Curse,Who Knows Better Than Mumbai?

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Each monsoon the heavy destruction to property includes a high impact on the local service and in turn an impact on the livelihood of the Mumbaikers. Flooding of platforms, delay in schedules, scarcity of trains etc curbs mobility to a large extent. The streets are so waterlogged that driving through the water jams vehicles, let alone walking. Humor goes, should Mumbaikers be provided with boats to commute during the rains of 2014? Well, if the city doesn’t find a solution to cope with the heavy rains and cannot resolve to minimize the destruction this might as well be the call of the hour.

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