Bengaluru is one of the cities which has a maximum number of potholes.
There are many accident and death cases pending in court due to the negligence of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
A few months ago, the traffic police identified more than 350 deadly potholes, including flyovers in Bengaluru, and started pothole filling drive to avoid accidents.
Citizens living or working in the nearby areas were stunned to see a special guest walking the streets recently.
The potholes in the area served as inspiration for Baadal Nanjundaswamy, an artist who has been in the news multiple times for raising his voice against faulty infrastructure and policies through art.
He dressed up as an astronaut and “moonwalked” on the craters, a video of which has gone viral on social media. Now that you think of it, the pothole ridden streets do resemble the lunar surface!
As one Twitter user commented on the video, the craters are so big that ISRO can easily train their astronauts on them so as to plan for another successful mission to the moon.
This is not the first time Baadal has relied on art to convey a message. A few years ago, he placed giant crocodiles on potholes on a street in Bengaluru in order to draw the attention of the local authorities.
Similarly, he also drew butterfly nets around potholes in order to highlight Bengaluru’s persisting pothole problem.