Monsoon showers have already begun. ne pectedly, this year the monsoons started e actly on time in Pune and neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad. e are ready to welcome the rains ut, there still remains a vital uestion which is unanswered - are the authorities, or to be specific, the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporations, well prepared to combat the upcoming monsoon ut if one were to observe the situation at the grassroots level, multiple road repairing and widening projects have been recently undertaken by both authorities. The ambitious Pune Metro Rail Project has also started uite recently and though is progressing at a considerably fast pace, the appro imate target year for the completion of the Metro Project has been given as the year 0 . Due to the Pune Metro Rail, there are a lot of traffic snarls. The traffic congestion e periences a surge especially during morning and evening, which are the peak hours for office goers. During monsoons, commuting gets worse. Considering the situation of the already congested roads, if additional drainage repairing and maintenance work is undertaken, then the chaos would indeed be unimaginable. pen manholes are a menace. ot just manholes, but even abrupt slope variations on the roads can cause accidents. Potholes and manholes have to be covered as it dangerous for anyone who puts their feet on it. Coming to a conclusion, one can surely say that the authorities have enough funds allocated to address at least the basic issues and ensure preparedness for facing the monsoons, provided the implementation up to the grassroots level is guaranteed.