VARUN KULKA­RNI

En­gi­neer

Citadel - - PUNEITES SPEAK -

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.

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