When I arrived here earlier this week, I thought I had landed on Moon. Isn’t Pune a city of craters? It is shocking and amazing to see that a city as big and important as Pune does such a shabby job of repairing and maintaining roads. And each year, rains are used as excuse. Give me a break, Pune isn’t the only place in the world where it rains. And there are umpteen ways to make rain-proof roads.
Bangalore roads are crowded, but man, they have never been as bad as they are in Pune, yuck!
God knows who all are making money in this scam. Its like the old scooter mechanic trick – make sure the scooter comes back to the garage in a few months. Lay the roads – they break in 3 months – float tenders for road repairs again – contractor X comes in – Roads are laid again. Come to Pune and see this endless cycle of corruption at work.
Enjoy some more random samples from around this “city of craters”.