Wednesday, July 27, 2005

25 dead in Mumbai ....These rains are a natural calamity : CM

25 dead in Mumbai: CM:

In my last post , I questioned to myself why can't the administration plan for drainage of the rain water in advance...the answer seems to be have been given by the CM today in his interview to ...excerpts below..

"Asked why his administration was not prepared to withstand Tuesday's torrential rain, Deshmukh said, 'In the last 24 hours we have recived 40 inches -- 944 millimetres of rain. You should count this fact also. Who could have thought of or planned for such heavy rain? Any kind of planning would have fallen short in view of yesterday's rainfall.'
'When you plan the pipelines for drainage of rain water,' he added, 'there is always a benchmark. No engineers could have planned to drain out this volume of water in less than 24 hours. All planning would have fallen short in such rain.'
'Please understand this is a natural calamity,' he said. 'Who would have expected such rain?'"

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