Posts tagged with 'monsoon'
Monsoon rains can bring a city like New Delhi to a standstill. Photo by Shriya Malhotra.
Monsoons and Recurring Transport Nightmares for Delhi
Monsoons are a seasonal reality for Indian cities. These rains vary by region and extend from June to September. The rains are not heavy in all places and do not fall all the time. Yet every year, the experience for ...
India's monsoon nourishes the land providing sustenance for millions, but ravages transit infrastructure every year. Image via prakhar.
Transit and the Monsoon: Can We Harmonize the Two?
Over the past year, we’ve written extensively about the new bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Ahmedabad, India, called Janmarg BRT. The system — India’s first full BRT — was a game-changer in India in the sphere of urban transit ...
A recent increase in rains is good news for farmers but bad news for Mumbaikers on the move. Image via Reuters.
Mumbai through the Monsoon: Embracing the Rains
According to Reuters India, monsoon rains were about 3 percent above normal in July — the highest level for the month since 2005.  This is good news for rural farmers, and the city-dwellers who rely on rain for their food. ...
GHG Emissions, Rising Sea Levels, and More Menacing Monsoons
GHG Emissions, Rising Sea Levels, and More Menacing Monsoons
This season, we’ve been following Mumbai through the monsoon, looking at how monsoon season can ravage transportation systems and batter infrastructure, putting people’s lives and livelihoods in jeopardy. Now, a new study in Nature Geoscience describes how climate change from ...
A tree falls on the tracks near Dadar station due to heavy rain. Photo via Mid Day.
Mumbai through the Monsoon: Roads Flooded, Trains Stalled, Ten Dead
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the first post for a series following Mumbai through the monsoon. On June 11, the monsoon officially arrived in Mumbai, signaling the start of an annual test of the city’s transportation infrastructure. After ...
Monsoon rains exacerbate transport chaos in Mumbai. Photo via Premshree Pillai
Mumbai through the Monsoon: Before the Rains Begin
Over the next few months we are going to follow how Mumbai’s transportation infrastructure weathers monsoon season. While the monsoon rains are crucial for largely agricultural India, they are a blight on India’s urban transportation infrastructure. Highways disappear under flood ...