Bengaluru residents did ‘Pothole Pooja’ to get authorities attention to sad state of affairs of the roads in the city and, it worked!
After complaining to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) time and again, no action was taken about potholes, so the residents of the HSR Layout area of the city performed pothole pooja.
The Pooja, which was conducted on a large pothole at HSR Layout, drew lot of attention.
“We have highlighted the pothole issue to the BBMP several times without their favourable response. Thus we decided to mock and shame them. We pay taxes and are willing to work with the BBMP, but with them continuing to be negligent, we were left with no other option,” said Kavitha Reddy, a member of Hasiru Dala (green force), which organized the pooja.
Just a day after the pooja, BBMP officials filled the crater and levelled the road.
Previously, local artists had created a life-sized fibre crocodile to bring the dangerous condition of Bengaluru roads.