Another 26th July?

It has been raining right since Sunday morning, and it has been pouring all through Sunday night to Monday morning.

Can still hear the thunder and rain outside as I get ready for work.

While I have to go to work, I’m well aware that most of the roads in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai are going to be flooded. Travelling is going to be a nightmare.

I’m just hoping for the good of Mumbai, we don’t face another 26th July.

Manholes – Day 11

Manhole 1 - Day 11

And my report continues. Not much development in the manholes. It hasn’t gotten worse from yesterday nor has it gotten better.

Manhole 1 – Day 11
Manhole 1 - Day 11

Manhole 3 – Day 09
Manhole 03 - Day 09

Additionally the road situation on the junction has just worsened.
Horrible traffic, bad roads, this is Mumbai!

Manholes – Day 10

Manhole 1 - Day 10

Missed day 09 because I was late for the bus and wasn’t able to snap a pic. However, didn’t miss that much, as Day 10 wasn’t a disappointment at all.

Manhole 1 has broken still further. There is nothing left of it.

Manhole 1 - Day 10

Manhole 3 has worsened still further thanks to road work just adjacent to it. What surprises me is that there was no work being done on Monday and yesterday (Tuesday) morning, the road was all dug up :O Do they work fast or what!
Pics below for you to see.
Manhole 3 - Day 08

The road near Manhole 03 Complete view of the junction

Do you folks also have similar scenes in your neighbourhood? Tell me about it.

Manholes – Day 08

Manhole 01 - Day 08

This is the follow up post from Manholes – Day 03. As I said, I wasn’t able to take pictures of days 04 to 07. However, the BMC hasn’t disappointed me.
When I arrived at my stop today, both the manholes in a worse state since that day.

Here’s Manhole 01 on the eight day:
Manhole 01 - Day 08

And Manhole 03 on it’s sixth day:
Manhole 03 - Day 06

As you can see this has broken down still further. One of the two covers has gone missing and there is water all around the manhole.
What’s worse about this manhole is that it is exactly at a right turn, which makes it difficult for vehicles to maneuver around it.

I don’t see both these manholes getting repaired in the near future, so I now have one post per day ;)

A Nightmare in Public Transport

My Bus Ticket

My Bus Ticket
Had to attend my Grandma’s birthday party last evening and since my bike was giving problems I decided to use public transport to get back home from work.

Left my workplace a little after 3.30pm and hitched a ride with a colleague heading towards Thane. His plans changed and I had to get off at Rabale and find a bus or auto heading towards Airoli.

For those who aren’t aware, the transport in Navi Mumbai SUCKS!

After a good deal of waiting I a 513 arrived and I jumped in as it heads towards Mulund.