A major portion of the financial capital of India, Mumbai might be submerged under water by 2050 due to rising sea levels, warns NASA.
Around 80% of the famous Nariman Point, and Mantralaya might be completely submerged under water in the next 30 years, stated the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner, Iqbal Singh Chahal.
Flash floods will be increasingly common through the course of next 30 years. South Mumbai will be the most affected area due to the climate change. Extreme weather conditions will also contribute to the demolition of the city.
At this rate, Mumbai, or at least most of it will be gone by 2050.
A 0.5-metre rise in sea level will directly affect 20-30 lakh people residing within 1 kilometre of the Mumbai coastline.
Mumbai is now one of the 12 coastal cities in India that are on the verge of complete of partial submersion over the next 3 decades.