There was a time not so long ago, when Pune was a pleasant place to live in. However, over the past few years, the city has degenerated, civic infrastructure has collapsed and there is practically no element of planning visible in any of the initiatives undertaken by the civic body.
In particular, the traffic scenario has become so bad, that going on a “quiet long drive” is now a utopian idea, seeing the condition of the roads, absence of footpaths for pedestrians, and lastly an increasing disregard and intolerance for any kind of rules and regulations. People seem to drive their vehicles at will, breaking traffic-signals, driving on the wrong side of the road, entering a one-way street, double parking on already congested roads… you name it !!