The incessant rains for the last two days have flooded Mumbai. Trains have been stopped, flights did not start and all the roads and low places are completely flooded. This has become an annual affair during the monsoon. It is not much different in Chennai or some other cities in the country. It is the common people, who are facing serious difficulties. We share their sorrow and hope for early restoration of normalcy.

The Central / state governments as well as the corporations are looking helplessly, instead of taking necessary action, for which funds are available. The misery of the people and the necessity of making arrangement for such eventualities are not taken seriously by the authorities.

A judicial inquiry should be conducted and the culprits punished.