Battle against rising tides

Mumbai: Indian city faces double whammy of heavy rain, high tides

Children wading through a flooded street in Mumbai earlier this month. Home to nearly 22 million people, the financial capital of India is demanding more durable fixes to its flooding problem from policymakers.
Children wading through a flooded street in Mumbai earlier this month. Home to nearly 22 million people, the financial capital of India is demanding more durable fixes to its flooding problem from policymakers. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Every time Mumbai floods, the roads become rivers, train services come to a halt, and there is a citywide power shutdown. This has happened nearly every year in the past decade, with dozens having lost their lives in swirling waters.

Home to nearly 22 million people, the financial capital of India is demanding more durable fixes from its policymakers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2019, with the headline Mumbai: Indian city faces double whammy of heavy rain, high tides. Subscribe