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Bengaluru road video shows 40 potholes in 200m stretch, goes viral: Watch
By Tasso Konia
Heavy rains in recent weeks have once again left Bengaluru residents on edge. A video of a biker riding through many potholes is now going viral on social media, with the user describing the experience as "off-roading."
The user named Ankita Banerjee said there are 40 potholes in a 200-metre stretch of the road and asked Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to respond on the issue. She wrote “Off-roading experience in Bengaluru! 40 potholes in a 200m stretch. @bbmpcommr any comments? (Sic)”
The video is said to have been shot on a road near Spice Garden Layout in Bengaluru's Marathahalli neighbourhood.
A large number of vehicles and commuters were seen struggling to avoid the multiple potholes on the road and drive through the narrow lanes in the viral video. Several additional citizens voiced their displeasure with the video and encouraged the city government to fix the roads immediately.
Soon after, the social media handle of the local task force of Mahadevapura thanked the user for highlighting the issue, adding the road is an encroachment and work is underway to recover the same. “Thanks for highlighting the issue. This “road” is an encroachment of the Rajakaluve BBMP Zonal Commissioner working on recovering the encroachment(Sic)”
Earlier, another video where bikers invading the footpaths meant to be for pedestrians went viral. The Bengaluru Traffic Police later promised prompt action against the violators.