assive amounts of taxpayers’ money have been spent in crores on developing the Aundh-Baner-Balewadi smart city project and numerous press releases t o boast of the awards won. To be honest, this is all waste of public funds considering that, once again, Pune finds itself struggling to cope up with monsoon hindrance year after year. While spending such a huge amount on smart city project, P C stands exposed for its complete unpreparedness and ignorance towards the monsoon worries. Is that smart or dumb planning? ecide for yourself. round reality check will expose the situation faced by many after the city was hit by the first rain. Suburbs like Wagholi have been suffering due to water all year long. Adding insult to injury, the very first pre-monsoon showers flooded the roads. Water logging caused havoc and many cars were stuck for several hours. astern Pune saw lingering traffic jams because of signal breakdown. This is a common sight immediately after a heavy downpour. This affects other parts of the city too, including important arterial roads in Aundh and Shivajinagar. Although the P C has claimed that per cent of pre-monsoon works have been completed, the fact is that the work done so far appears to be tawdry!