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Mumbai: Heavy rain and potholes leaves the city damaged

By Naveelah Ishteyaque
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Mumbai: Heavy rain and potholes leave the city damaged
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Mumbai monsoon is famous and is a relief for the locals from scorching heat and humidity. During the monsoon, the city which never sleeps turns more beautiful and people of the city fall deeper in love with it. More dreams are seen and more are accomplished during Mumbai monsoon. However, this year monsoon left a permanent scar on the face of the city claiming lives and damaging the spirit of Mumbaikars.

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From death to controversy and potholes, all have posed a serious threat to the locals and have been a constant cause of concern for Mumbaiites. Earlier today, a 34-year old Mumbai biker woman leading a group of bikers was run over by a truck on Sunday as she tried to avoid a pothole on the Jawhar-Dahanu highway. She is survived by her husband and a nine- year old son. She was known as one of the finest riders but it’s her city’s potholes where she lost her life.

The problems are severe but the voices are fewer and if anyone dares to raise her/his voice against the authorities they are issued a notice. A similar incident happened with RJ Malishka when her video poking fun at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s monsoon preparedness (BMC) against the potholes went viral on social media. Two Yuva Sena members urged the municipal commissioner to file a Rs500-crore defamation suit against 93.5 Red FM. BMC issued a notice under section 381B of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act to Malishka’s mother Lily Mendosa for dengue breeding at her house in Bandra.

The causalities do not end here; many more lives have been lost during the heavy rain of Mumbai. An 18-year-old died after he lost control of his bike while riding over a pothole in Bhiwandi late on Saturday.

Mumbai is the biggest cosmopolitan city of the country and monsoon in Mumbai becomes a much-talked about an affair. The relentless rainfall that the city receives is often romanticized by its inhabitants, but more often this year it also becomes a cause of woes than a rain that just does not stop.