Pune had its largest single day rainfall on Monday - 181.4 mm (7.3 inches). It rained very heavy later that day and that too at rush-hour leaving all Punekars helpless. Mantra has a large team in Pune and it was evident while talking with all of them that they all were frustrated for a lack of early warnings / alerts from Meteorological department.
There were flash floods in many areas with some tragic deaths.This downpour was sudden, unexpected and so city was totally un-informed and un-prepared for the same.
Ironically Pune has India's oldest and (now most technolgically updated) Meteorological department. Pune also has large pool of talent available across all branches of science and technology. And yet, for example, just a mile behind its campus, Pune's City commissioner allegedly got swept away in a powerful flash flood currents in his residence campus.
AFTER the rain had "happened", the department came out with a proper, scientific explanation.
There real problem is - why didn't they came out with a weather aleart BEFORE it happened?
Why even in 2010 Meteorological department failed to forecast it well in advance?