Dr Amrapurkar, who practiced at Bombay Hospital, was on his way to his home in Prabhadevi when his car got stuck in a flooded road near Elphinstone Road railway station. Police said, "As he was very close to his home, he informed his family that he would walk the rest of the way but was sucked into the open manhole.
Head of climate prediction at IMD, D Sivananda Pai denies allegations that they did not predict the recent heavy rainfall over Mumbai, points out that it is not IMD but govt that issues public alerts, asserts that India’s seasonal prediction is better than many countries, and calls cloud seeding “useless”
As Mumbai reeled under the excessive rain on august 29, and Mumbaikars wondered if authorities had learnt any lessons from the 2005 flood, historians and city planners hark back to the history of India’s most resilient city to see if the past offered any pointers to the present disaster.
As time passed, she added that he did not complain even once or asked her to leave the cab and find her own way home, instead, he assured her that she shall home safely. Finally, she reached Andheri at about 8:30 in the evening and he had to drive all the way back to Bandra.
In the video, the woman can be heard desperately requesting the elderly man to just allow her to stay till water recedes. But the man seems to be unmoved and argues on camera. The man's "insensitive" remarks have irked many on Facebook and many have slammed him for being 'ruthless'.
As water refuses to recede even past midnight, and officials trying their best to keep things in orders, citizens got together too to help the city stand back on its feet. Celebrating such kind gestures in time of a natural calamity, Amul came up with a fitting cartoon to honour the spirit of Mumbai and its people.
Tuesday's rainfall in Mumbai is unexpected in the month of August. Once the rain stops what is required is a good drainage system for an exit. Unfortunately, in Mumbai also the drainage networks are not very good.