Mumbai waterlogging, explained: As rain hit the city and suburbs Monday night, Sion and Andheri were already flooded part of a pattern
Beyond the Instagram stories that romanticise the weather, for many parts of Mumbai, rain spells deep trouble — quite literally — as waterlogging disrupts life and sometimes even leads to horror stories of death and destruction.
But what is it about Mumbai that it cannot handle the rain without getting choked almost every year during the monsoon season? Here are five of the main factors that play a part:
Topography — What It Stands On
The coastal city has several low-lying areas and some quite high. Parts of the city were built on land reclaimed in between seven islands, so there are saucer-shaped areas.