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NEWS: Mumbai Crisis

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posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 01:11 AM
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Due to heavy rains yesterday, Mumbai is experiencing a major flooding problem. There is a huge blackout spanning the whole diameter of the City, and the International Airport has been closed. Therefore, all flights to Mumbai have been delayed indeffinately. All land line telephone numbers are also out of service.
 



www.bloomberg.com
Mumbai, India's Commercial Hub, Disrupted by Monsoon (Update1)

July 27 (Bloomberg) -- Mumbai, India's financial capital, was paralyzed for a second day as monsoon rains caused power cuts and forced the closure of the airport and train system, used by about a third of the city's population.

Suburban trains services and city buses, the main mass transport system for the city, haven't resumed operations. The Western Railway announced that suburban services would remain suspended until 12:30 p.m.




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For me the main concern regarding the flood, is the fact that the international airport has closed and there is no electricity in the city. Mumbai is a coastal city, and since the rain has started during high tide, the water is not able to drain off into the sea, and therefore, the water has accumulated and caused flooding. The situation should ease off once low tide arrives.

P.S I have a flight to catch to Mumbai that has been delayed indeffinately, it has now been delayed for about 15 hrs.

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[edit on 27-7-2005 by siddharthsma]

[edit on 27-7-2005 by John bull 1]




posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 01:37 AM
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Why dont you post the lastest gurgoen riots where the police beat the peaceful protestors like animals.India's democracy is a joke.

[edit on 27-7-2005 by warthog911]



posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 06:49 AM
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Originally posted by warthog911
Why dont you post the lastest gurgoen riots where the police beat the peaceful protestors like animals.India's democracy is a joke.

Because that would be offtopic, much like your post. You are more than welcome to post a submission to ATSNN. Please dont try and hijack some ones thread


BOT, Is the flood water receeding yet? I would of thought this kind of problem would of occured before in Mumbai. Afterall its location and the monsoons are hardly new. Is there something specific that caused this crisis?



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