Mint Explainer: How big an investment does Bengaluru need to fix its plumbing?
- A few hours of rain this week were enough to submerge key corridors of India’s startup capital and bring back memories of last September’s floods. How can the city solve this problem and how much will it cost?
A few hours of rain in Bengaluru earlier this week led to severe flooding in key corridors of the city, leaving citizens worried about what will happen once the monsoon arrives later this month. A week of rain last September – which saw the infrastructure of India’s startup capital crumble and turned people’s lives upside down – are still fresh in the memory. In a report titled ‘Bengaluru Urban Flood’, released on 31 May, property advisory Knight Frank India proposed solutions that could prevent a recurrence of this nightmare.