After a sunny Deepavali and a bright dawn, the monsoon rain is back. Since 10 a.m. light steady rain came down and though people headed to work after the holiday braved the rainfall, many areas of the neighborhood wore a deserted look, as if they were still to recover from the festival celebrations.
Metrowater officials had been quick to respond to the severe flooding on San Thome High Road last week. They were seen supervising work on clearing the drains on Sunday and Monday.
This is a road taken by ministers and judges and handles a huge traffic flow. It also has the worst drain systems that has posed problems, serious ones for over decade and has not been solved yet.
Even today, civic workers either open up the manholes or try to clear clogged drains.