Pune’s roads have transmogried from an acceptable state to quite a catastrophe. Roads are dug in an unplanned manner, disturbing the service cables, and having a harsh impact on citizens. The funny thing is various departments and companies want to dig the thoroughfares at different times! And when the dug up roads are patched up again, it simply destroys the continuity of the road surface and the road is no more even. Also, a drainage grill pops up in the middle of the road, which are sometimes so below the road level that a biker can get thrown off! Every year, before the monsoon sets in, the PMC tries to squeeze new drainage pipelines beneath the road. In addition, the ‘Concretisation Drive’ poses a threat to the city’s groundwater table. So though concrete roads are more durable, they should have some mechanism for seeping of water. The roads need more grade separators and LED/ street lights in order to reduce the frequency of accidents. Particularly, the roads near Warje-Marwadi and Mehendale Garage are under construction since forever! Also, the Satara Road is extremely out of shape. Therefore, I urge the authorities to take measured steps and quickly wrap up the digging work so as to prevent unfortunate incidents.