The monsoon also causes problems in India’s cities. Every year the heavy rains make some parts of the city to suffer from water logging. The rainwater infrastructure, if it exists at all, is not sufficient to guarantee the drainage of the water so that streets in low-lying areas get inundated. Roads are blocked leading to traffic jams, pedestrians have to wade through flooded streets and especially the urban poor, living in slums or squatters have their homes often damaged by the water, which may take several days to recede. But water logging happens everywhere, whether in rich or in poor neighbourhoods.