Mumbai's potholes resonate with Mumbai rains almost like, bread and jam. Not all tales that come out of those correlations are the happy kinds though. Peculiar incidents surround Mumbai's flooded roads and the BMC's efforts to try and keep the city running without any hassles.
Dadarao Bhilore's story is what leaves you with an acidic gulp. His son Prakash Bhilore, was killed in a road accident, as his bike dived into a pothole which was about two feet deep.
Firstpost's Slice Of Life Web Series tells the story of his feat to change the map of Mumbai's pothole filled roads. Dadarao, is a vegetable vendor in Marol, a western suburb in Mumbai. He finishes his daily chores and along with his other son, travels with some gravel, paver blocks and a trowel to areas around Andheri East, filling potholes by himself.
If you are a motorist or drive a car in Mumbai, you know exactly how much it hurts, every time your vehicle moves over a ditch (some the size of a backpack).
On one hand a Mahrashtra Navnirman Sena corporator threatened a officer if they fail to fix the potholes, on the other hand there is a man in Hyderabad who has filled over 1,000 potholes using his pension money.
Attempts to fix the poor quality of roads, will continue, until then, you can watch Road Safety Crusader here.
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Updated Date: Jul 11, 2016 11:25:39 IST