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Monday, October 4, 2010
PMC is constructing roads. Why? Pune is a metro in the making, so the roads should be of good quality. Which roads? The highways. Okay. That's a great thing. Go on, do it.
Now as the PMC has its budget drawn out, funds allocated, what do they do? They take years and years to complete a small stretch of the road. In doing so, they dig up the road and then, do not build approach roads for the bylanes. Result? I don't see any resultant progress in the current state of transport by roads. All I see is a deterioration.
Now what? The residents somehow manage to find a way to get to the main road, troubling their vehicles, tyres too the hilt everyday, while leaving home and also while returning. Then one fine day, PMC feels they should be an approach road, no matter how stony, however large the difference between the levels of the main road and the approach road. Okay, so residents now go over the stony, unlevelled path. No complaints still.
Now, as the rains approach PMC gets into the groove and wants to complete the job, sorry the job? No the patch of road they were constructing since ages.
Then one fine sunday, when everyone is at home and looks forward to a nice relaxed day at home, to shake off the stress and gear up for a whole week of work. And then, that day PMC wants to work. On a Sunday! Yaay, we're so privileged to live in an era when the government works on a sunday too.
So, what do they do? They dig up the road (yea, the road that was still being constructed) and then...they cut off the power. At what time? 11:00 am on a sunday, when people are just waking up..lazying around at home. Ok, we think the lights will be back in a while.
Its 2pm and no power yet. We call MSEB and they say
Resident : "Ithe light naiye saheb. 3 taas zhale atta"
MSEB fella : "madam, te kaam chalu ahe na rastyacha, tya mule band ahe power. To cable disconnect karawa lagto na, underground cable ahe"