Bengaluru Killer Potholes: BJP Workers Protest With Symbolic Dead Body Outside BBMP Office
Bengaluru, Oct 11: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers today protested against recent deaths due to the Bengaluru potholes with a symbolic dead body outside the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office.
Earlier on Tuesday evening, 21-year-old G Veena, a resident of Kundana in Devanahalli, died while trying to avoid a pothole. A truck rammed into her bike when she was trying to negotiate a pothole on a Bengaluru road. She was returning home riding pillion with her elder sister G Lakshmi.
As the two women fell off their pillion, a truck ran over Veena, killing her immediately. Her elder sister too sustained injuries and has been admitted to a nearby hospital. The incident was reported at around 5:30 PM.
Bengaluru: BJP workers protest with symbolic body outside BBMP office against recent deaths due to potholes in the city pic.twitter.com/Q7ew21glnb
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The truck driver fled the spot after hitting the two women. He was later arrested by the Vijaypura police. Angry residents of the area blocked the road protesting over the death of the young woman.
Two days ago, a woman was run over by a truck when her pillion skidded near Nayandahalli while she was trying to avoid a pothole.
On October 3, a couple, 55-year-old Anthony Joseph and his 52-year-old wife Sagai Mary died when a Tamil Nadu government bus ran over them after they fell off their two-wheeler while trying to avoid a pothole on Sirsi Flyover on Mysuru Road.
The first incident was reported a day after Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah gave a 15-day deadline to the civic authorities to fill all the potholes on Bengaluru roads. He has decided to release Rs 700 crore to fill all the potholes on the Bengaluru roads.
Siddaramaiah declared that if needed, his government will also initiate a disciplinary action against engineers and contractors who fail to fill the potholes before the deadline. He had blamed torrential rains for the potholes in Bengaluru.
“The agencies too expressed their inability to take up pothole-filling drive because of the rain, but I have given them a strict deadline. There are 1,500 main roads across the city where potholes have come up in the last 42 days,” he said.