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Drowning in urban blunders

DNMUM442648 | 9/8/2019 | Author : Team DNA | WC :2855

At the end of another inundated week in Mumbai, citizens and experts tell DNA Samwad just how they envision an inconvenience-free financial capital
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Rains and its accompanying troubles have become unceasing experiences of déjà vu for Mumbaikars. The past week has been another recap of the same old story. A few hours of incessant rainfall and the city came to a standstill. Railways stopped functioning on a working day amid the festive season, old and new destinations got waterlogged, autos and taxis, fearing malfunction, refused to budge and the city was orphaned for the nth time. The municipal body is sitting pretty on a Rs 30,692-crore budget that it passed early this year. Yet, the city found itself wanting for an advanced and strong storm water drainage disposal technique. Mumbai has over 300 km of metro line work in progress and the state is eyeing a trillion-dollar ec
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