Mumbai nearly drowned!! and what has still been done? - Excuses!!!!
I am tired of writing about what is wrong with the civic administration here. Yes I agree its hard to manage the most populated city in the country that has the world's second highest population, and is soon expected to overtake China, and thus become the world's most populated country, but how much of negligency can we permit?
I hope these shocking pictures open the world's eyes to how bad the situation really is, and the level of changes that are needed here! I know this is Journalistically the worst article I must have ever written, but as a citizen, it's probably one that should I have written a long time back! For God's sake, when are things going to be done, and when will the administration, people, the goverment, everyone - just STOP making excuses, how long can a few people keep screaming against all this, the only thing that happens is our throat goes sore, and the people who should be affected are thick skinned enough not to even care! All that they can say when one complains about anything is that 'they are working on it" or they will "review it" or some other reason full of crap. For heaven's sake people, it's time we do something and make a few changes, and that starts with being active citizens.
The problem is lack of infrastructure, or it's lack of existence, and just the age old problem - lethargic and uninterested people who are simply not motivated enough to make a difference, being the positions of power, hence they are not bothered to make any initiative to make any positive efforts!
The damage caused by these floodings are tremendous, huge financial losses have already been reported, and the rumours of high loss of human life are also refusing to die out. The contamination in the water that flooded the city is also another reason of worry, and it's aftermath might produce several diseases / and / or / epidemics.
How long is all I ask, for how long do we have to bear this, how long before changes are made... in the end, we need everyone to rise together.. how much can a few people do? a lot I shall actually say.. but if we need changes NOW - we need to act NOW, ALL of us, together!!
PS - I hope this article ruffles a few feathers, and we finally get to see some changes in this city!