The initiative to reconstruct the roads of Pune is being welcomed with mixed feelings. While it is a step towards achieving the smart city goals, it has proven to be a bit problematic for city dwellers. It seems that the decision is taken in haste. Also, the digging up of two major roads, namely University Circle and S.B. Road, is seemingly imprudent to me. There is an immense outpouring of trafc at almost every hour here, and the residents have to face a lot of inconvenience. Kudos, though, to all the construction workers and police ofcers who work there all day in this terrible heat!