It doesn’t matter which party is in power, the one constant in hamara Bengaluru is that we, its citizens, have to suffer during the rains. And, every monsoon we hear about this action plan or that but when the rain comes, the plans are all washed away. All we can do is shrug, bang our heads against a wall, and wonder why nobody seems to have a solution to the problem.
Is this such a difficult problem to solve? Let’s break this problem down and see.
Why is there water on the roads? Because it rained you dolt. Oh! Because there is nowhere for the water to go, so it collects in puddles and small-scale swimming pools.
Why is that? Because:
a) the drains are blocked by debris or garbage, or
b) the road doesn’t slope properly, or
c) the storm water drains are holding garbage instead of water, or
d) there are no drains on the road, or
e) some other reason that I can’t think of because it’s close to midnight.
Except for option (e), I can’t see why these problems can’t be solved. It’s not like we don’t get a chance to plan for and solve these problems, since we know that there is a monsoon season every year. So, I wonder if it’s a case of spectacularis incompetentitis.
What do you think?
PS: Title inspired by this song in case you were not wondering.