There has not been a single drop of rain since March 19, 2007 in this part of the world. My memory serves me right because that was the time when we moved out of the company guest house to our flat — and it was surprisingly raining, of all the days! Some of our things got soaking wet including our mattress.
Today on my way to work, M and I were caught up in traffic. Normally, there should be no traffic in that area, that’s why we take that road in the first place! Our guess was another surprise road diversion (happens all the time) or some accident (echo that, it happens all the time too!).
This time we were wrong, as turned out to be that the whole street was under water. No rain, just all the murky waters in the street. This was due to: endless construction, poor workmanship ending up with someone hitting the water pipes.
So, this is what happens when a highly sophisticated cosmopolitan city engages in luxurious and ambitious projects and forgets to put drainage in their roads:
the water level is getting higher and higher; traffic getting worse
The city has zero capability to have the water run off as the drainage system is non-existent. The murky water will remain on Sheikh Rashid road for days, even the endless sunshine can’t solve it. Traffic will be at its worse. We need to find a new route for tomorrow.