Despite repeatedly drawing the attention of local municipal authorities to bad roads and water logging, along with a series of accidents that have occurred in the area, municipal engineers failed to take cognizance of the issue.
Recently, a biker skidded and fell due to one of the many potholes while an elderly motorist from the neighborhood also fell into the same pothole and received some injuries. The issue was getting out of hand and potholes on Bengaluru’s roads have been increasing due to increased population, rising number of vehicles besides the onset of the monsoons.
A series of complaints on the issue finally motivated the local municipal engineers enough to go visit the site. But instead of dealing with the problem on hand, locals in the area dragged the engineers into the water filled potholes to teach them a lesson. These potholes have been created due to underground drainage work that has been extended beyond reasonable time limit which has resulted in a total collapse of the road in the area.
The reaction of residents and way in which municipal engineers visiting the site have been treated, is testimony of the frustration of local residents. They have found their complaints falling on deaf ears and the many accidents that have occurred due to the municipality turning a blind eye to the problems on hand.