Explainer: What makes Mumbai flood every monsoon? Clogged drains, rivers and receding mangroves likely reasons
Not only are Mumbai's rivers clogged, but the wetlands surrounding them are also practically non-existent, so when the rivers overflow they automatically lead to flooding in nearby localities
While mangroves are important, the loss of natural drainage systems such as rivers and creeks was also crucial.
Citing Bandra fire, Dongri building collapse, Congress’ Ashok Chavan asks 'corrupt' BMC to own up to 'mismanagement'
Opposition Congress hit out at Mumbai's civic body over Monday's fire at MTNL building and last week's building collapse in Dongri, alleging corruption in the functioning of the Shiv Sena-ruled corporation
While govt administrations are learning to respond to predictions, the forecasts themselves need improvements.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, forecast that the city will receive a day of intermittent rainfall with heavy fall in the adjoining suburbs. KS Hosalikar,deputy director-general (meteorology), regional IMD also took to twitter to share the weather forecast.
Cities in India, with their impermeable surfaces, blocked drains, and rampant construction on lake beds and other water bodies, have metamorphosed into water-resistant barriers, prone to flooding.
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon, but there was no report of waterlogging or disruption of transport services.
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon and the rains continued through the night till Wednesday morning reviving memories of the 29 August deluge that had paralysed life in the city.
Deepak Amrapurkar death case: Four men arrested for opening manhole in which doctor fell during Mumbai floods
Police have arrested four persons in connection with the death of a renowned doctor, who fell into an open manhole while walking along a flooded street during torrential rains in Mumbai on 29 August.
As the cry for justice for Amrapurkar becomes loud, his family can seek legal recourse to at least punish those due to whose negligence a bright medical career made with an untimely and sad end.
As the skies opened up a day after torrential rain and high waves on Tuesday, life in Mumbai is slowly came back on its feet on Wednesday.
Days after heavy rains virtually clogged Mumbai, angry citizens and activists have vented their ire at the BMC for "shoddy" civic work.
Mumbai floods: Rains claim 6 lives as city slowly gets back on its feet; political blame game begins
As the skies opened up a day after torrential rain and high waves on Tuesday, life in Mumbai slowly came back on its feet on Wednesday
Mumbai rains as it happened: Downpour claimed five lives on Tuesday, searches for seven missing underway
Normal life in Mumbai was thrown out of gear following torrential rains which are likely to continue on Wednesday, according to forecast.
Flight operations in the country's financial capital largely remained affected for the second day on Wednesday.
Four persons, including a three-year-old girl, were washed away in separate incidents following heavy rains in neighbouring Palghar district.
Renowned gastroenterologist at the Bombay Hospital, Dr Deepak Amrapurkar went missing near Elphinstone Road station following heavy rains which lashed Mumbai.
Mumbai rains expose BMC's larger planning failings; local govt must step up to prevent annual flooding
While dealing with the Mumbai monsoon floods, shortcuts are futile and there must be long-term action.
As parts of Mumbai went under after more than 400 mm rainfall on Tuesday, the deluge mirrored similar scenes in other cities this month, a consequence of increased concretisation and increasingly variable rainfall patterns, according to various studies.
Rain-hit suburban train services in Mumbai are slowly limping back to normalcy with the first train chugging out of the Churchgate station around midnight.