Speaking about the series, Rajesh Sheshadri, Vice President - Marketing, said, "At ,
it is our constant endeavour to bring into focus issues that are
relevant and relatable to the world we live in through our programming
one such effort. Monsoons bring back the fear of floods in Mumbai every
year after the disaster in 2005 and we believe that a show like Mega Flood
will play a role in highlighting the challenge that life becomes for
people of the city and bringing to light the reasons behind this
recurring phenomenon". Mega Flood
On July 26, 2005, a month before Hurricane Katrina ripped through ; , India's financial capital with a population of 18.3 million received its highest rainfall in recorded history. An incredible 944mm of rain fell on the city in 24 hours - the resulting flood left hundreds dead. It began like any other monsoon day in ; it was a dull, cloudy day that gave no forewarning of the disaster that was to come. Most people reported to work on time, blissfully unaware that their will to survive and tenacity would soon be put to the ultimate test. Through dramatic recreations, interviews with victims, meteorological experts and environmentalists, relives the traumatic and shocking set of events that brought the city of Mega Flood to its knees.
destruction, unplanned construction, climate change and administration
failure are the reasons cited by experts and environmentalists for the
disaster. However, before any significant action is taken,
finds itself in the same situation again. On June 30, 2007, it rains more than 600mm in bringing the city to a screeching halt and the city is still unprepared for it.
Author: Minnie Gupta