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Rain Terror in Mumbaai (Again)

A few days back, I told you about the havoc created by 3 hours of rain in the Tricity of Chandigarh. (Click Here to read again) All this clearly indicates that our big cities are not prepared for heavy rains and people face acute problems whenever it rains heavily in this these cities. Today's news suggests same for Indian commercial capital Mumbai where so far more than 100 mm rain took place. This rain has again put the whole city to halt by stopping all kinds of public transport. 

Mumbai local is the life line of Mumbaikars because it contacts with to the various parts of the city quickly; however, today Mumbai local has totally stopped working thus making it very hard for people to reach their homes. To stop the situation from going out of hand, Mumbai government asked all private and government offices to close early so that people can reach their homes on time. Mumbai government has further asked everyone to stay in their homes. 

Already all major rail tracks and roads are und…

Why State of emergency in Punjab and Haryana?

From the last two days situation in the two states of India, Punjab and Haryana is not fine because of the upcoming CBI court verdict on 15 years old rape case against Baba Ram Rahim of Sirsa Dera Saccha Saudha on 25th August. To takle the situation, both state government of Punjab and Haryana are preparing from last one week and three days back, Haryana government imposed section 144 in Panchkula. Yesterday, section 144 is imporsed in more parts of Haryana and Punjab. But sadly, Haryana Police failed to stop Dera followers from reaching Panckula and as per reports already around 10 Lakh follower have gathered here.

To tighten the situation further, mobile internet services were blocked in both states, thus making people unable to connect each others. In all the major cities of Punjab and Haryana, Police is conducting flag march to increase confience in the public. However, all these efforts are creating negaitive effect and people of both states are in the state of fear. One of major …

Why so many New Airports when we don't have flights for old ones?

It has remained the priority of all the governments to announce new airports; however, no one cares about the availability of flights in airports opened in the past. Many of such airports are opened to just get a political mileage and mostly, no one cares when they become operational or ready. Already many airports in India are lying vacant because of the non-availability of the flights. One example of such airport is Ludhiana airport which has no active flight on the schedule. Earlier, Kingfisher started its flights from here but after the failure of Kingfisher airline no other operator starter flights from Ludhiana.

Same is the case with Chandigarh (Mohali) International airport where the international word is symbolic only. Governments run to announce this airport as an international airport; however, no one cared to make arrangements for the start of international flights. After two years and after the intervention of honorable high court two international flights to Dubai and Shar…

How 3 hours of rain created Havoc in Chandigarh (Tricity)

Mostly, we make lots of claims about the progress of India; however, in reality, we still lack many basic things. Our cities are least prepared for the rains and it was evident from just 3 hours of rain in the tri-city area of Chandigarh. In many parts of the Chandigarh, water enters the homes and vehicle can be seen floating the water at many prime locations. Mostly, we imagine Chandigarh as a modern town which is designed well to face all such troubles. However, unplanned growth in and around the Chandigarh city is creating lots of problem for its residents. When such a well-planned city is not prepared for just 3 hours of rain, then what we can expect from other unplanned cities of India.

In India, urban planning is very poor and we don't modulate our increasing cities. Our government doesn't stop illegal and unauthorized developments around the cities which sometimes include construction on the catchment areas of rivers and lakes. Due to this reason, every year flooding in …