Beware of urban flooding-a new but very dangerous disaster!Day before yesterday, Gurugram (Gurgaon) witnessed an unprecedented traffic jam due to sudden and heavy water-logging of roads. Chennai witnessed a very severe flood this year itself. Sudden flood of Srinagar was unprecedented and the first in last 75 years. The devastating flood of Uttarakhand is known to everybody.
Urban flooding is a new disaster. Human beings are only responsible for this. Neglect of sewerage system year after year, choking of sewerage and drainage system, population explosion and consequent establishment of unplanned colonies and increasing use of plastic are responsible for this danger.
Not only short-term destruction and devastation, urban flooding is the reason for mutation of new bacteria and virus. It would become alarming in another 20 years in India and other densely populated countries of the world.
Beware of urban flooding!