Mumbai rains have magical effects which attracts people from all over the world. Come June and people flock beautiful promenades to experience rain and Arabian Sea.
In year 2005, Mumbai had a different experience of 26/7 when high tides were coupled with unprecedented rainfall of 944.2 mm. Mumbai rainfall exceeded the previous high of the world’s wettest place, Cherapunji which received 838.2 mm on July 12, 1910.
Large parts of the city was submerged affecting life in the city as the public transport took a beating, children were stranded in schools, people stayed back in their offices, shopkeepers remained in their shops totally cut off from the rest of the world.
The city had to come to a standstill.
The Army, Navy and Air Force personnel had been called in for rescue operations. One of the worst hit places was Kalina in Mumbai. Massive infrastructure projects have been undertaken to ensure that Mumbai does not get deluged the way it did in 2005.