A video showing a man complaining about the poor condition of roads in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh is being shared by multiple people on social media. While the man was speaking to a reporter about the plight of residents due to potholes ridden pathway, the background simply reinforced his words.
During the interview, a live footage of an e-rickshaw toppling down due to a water submerged pothole was captured in the background. The incident was followed by locals rushing to look into the case.
The onlookers immediately came to the rescue and took the injured to safety. pic.twitter.com/J8sg1TsNck
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) September 14, 2022
Another video drawing attention towards potholes and bad roads came across from Karnataka’s Udupi.
In a bizarre form of protest, social worker Nityananda Volakadu of Udupi on Tuesday performed ‘Urulu Seve’ on the road after offering ‘aarti’ to the potholes of Indrali bridge in the city. To the unversed, also called as ‘angapradakshina, ‘ ‘Urulu Seve’ is a ritual that involves rolling on the ground around temples for the welfare of the society.
“…Even the Chief Minister has passed through this stretch. Either Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Union Minister Nitin Gadkari should arrive here for the road to be repaired,” he was quoted in ANI reports.
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2022
As per official data released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways last month, road accidents caused by potholes led to the death of 5,626 people between 2018 and 2020.