Mumbai gutter swallows scooter, video goes viral
Twitterati in outrage over BMC’s apparent negligence
Mumbai: In a video going viral, a scooter can be seen getting completely submerged in a gutter in Chembur here. Heavy rains have caused widespread waterlogging in and around Mumbai.
Like every year, rains caused havoc in and around Mumbai. Severe water-logging was witnessed across many places. In one such case, an open manhole gutter in Chembur was filled with rainwater. And the gutter swallowed the scooter.
In the video, a person is seen trying to pull out the bike but failing at it. Others rush in to help. And finally, with the help of three more people, the scooter comes out.
— S. Imran Ali Hashmi (@syedimranhashmi) July 8, 2019
As soon as the Mumbai video went viral, there was severe outrage on Twitter. Mumbai denizens criticized Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for their apparent negligence.
this IS the bigger tragedy, anything bigger will be murder
— Akbar Amar Antony (@IamLoafar) July 8, 2019
This is just not done. We lost a reputed doctor couple years back still it has not woken up the authorities from slumber. This issue has no excuse for BMC unlike other problems. What are we waiting for?
— WeThePeople (@_CommonCitizen) July 8, 2019
— Dhiraj (@Dhiraj_d009) July 8, 2019
What is wrong with you BMC? This is heights of apathetic behaviour.#MumbaiRains
— Karan Bhatia (@KaranBhatia_) July 8, 2019
Why are we not holding the people who left the manhole open accountable ?? I fail to understand this !
— Strongest कडी निंदा (@asapscrapme) July 8, 2019