Mumbai: Even as heavy rains once again brought the city of Mumbai and adjoining areas to a near standstill on Monday morning, locals took to Twitter - and humorously so - to vent their frustration at the familiar civic apathy.
Flooding was reported from several parts of the city with pedestrians having to walk in knee deep water. Among them were school children and office goers who found it extremely difficult to navigate through water-logged roads. It was no better for motorists who had to deal with the additional problems of their vehicles possibly breaking down.
Drains began overflowing, a road caved in and a high tide warning was issued. It was a damp day enlightened only by Mumbaikars once again cracking jokes at their own expense.
— OmkarTheMentor (@Mentorspeaks) June 25, 2018
Rain, rain, don't go away!
— Anukrity Gupta (@AnukrityGupta) June 25, 2018
Full marks for attendance!
no one came to work. im the only one from the team in office today. this sucks coz now i have to do all my work by myself. ??#MumbaiRains
— kiwi shake (@kiwi_shake2) June 25, 2018
Anybody wants to enjoy a waterfall before goin to work? Come to Vashi station right on the platform ?? #mumbairains #IndianRailways@mumbairailusers@RailMinIndia @Central_Railway @WesternRly pic.twitter.com/e41Ks3cJjR
— Minal Patel (@minalpatell) June 25, 2018
— P (@daru_desi_) June 25, 2018
Make in India!
— Laila Kashyap (@I_M_Laila) June 25, 2018
Meanwhile, another dry day in Delhi!
Dear #MumbaiRains, please visit Delhi too. We are dying to meet you. Chandni Chowk Chat and Kulche from my side.
— Code Pathshala (@CodePathshala) June 25, 2018
While jokes on Twitter may do a bit to ease the troubles of Mumbai residents, the on-ground situation is no laughing matter. At least three people have lost their lives in the city and there are reports of several injuries. The BMC is once again under the scanner and is being accused of not being prepared to deal with the rains.