Tag: Chennai floods

Failing of A City System

Incessant rains over a couple of weeks inundated one of the major cities of India-Chennai. The disaster tells the story of the ability of urban infrastructure systems in Indian cities to handle natural calamities. The situation would not have been very different in any other city in a similar situation since the state of infrastructure and modus operandi of municipal corporations are not very different. Indian cities need to mull over their priorities and augment the pace of building an efficient city system that takes into consideration natural disasters, especially in these times when the threat of climate change induced calamities is looming large