Citizens’ backlash on social media over a dug-up patch of the main road in South
Bengaluru prompted the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to attend
to a problem that was ignored for almost a month. Following an accident that
nearly killed a motorist on Gubbala Main Road, off Kanakapura Road, local
residents took to social media by tweeting the CCTV footage of the accident.
Shruthi, a resident, posted a tweet on January 19, tagging city police chief Bhaskar
Rao. “A busy road was dug and left without any signs or barricade and this is what
happened on the same night. A two-wheeler rider had no idea about the dug-up
road and suffered a brutal fall on 17th January,” she wrote.
She later posted the pictures of the injured motorist and said, “Helmet
saved the rider, but was severely injured (sic).” She urged Bengaluru police to
take quick action considering that the road is used by thousands of people to
reach Kanakapura Main Road. Changemakers of Kanakapura Road, a citizens’
group, extended their support on Twitter.