With the onset of monsoons in the suburbs of Mumbai, the futile efforts of the BMC against the rains have been yet again exposed. Rain has always been a setback for the infrastructure in the city. The railway, which reaches out to millions a day and moves tonnes of luggage, and which makes us Indians proud (cf. Megacities – Mumbai on Discovery Channel), stands vulnerable to the monsoons.
Every single year, politicians including the city’s mayor claim that the problem is under control. But the common man knows it better than anyone else. Central Railway was halted for the second time in the last fortnight. And the rains have just begun. God knows how many more days we are going to see the rail-breakdown.
 

Taken today morning from a CST-bound train near Buyculla station. I deeply regret not being able to carry my Nikon. See a bigger photo here.

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