Of late, all sorts of creepy crawlies appear to pop out of Bengaluru's "famed" potholes. A month ago, locals were taken aback by a 'crocodile' in a pothole on a busy stretch. Now an 'anaconda' has made an appearance, with a human hand in its mouth.
Well, both of them were not real, but just a series of life-size art installations to bring awareness about the waterlogged roads that add to the traffic snarls in the city and even cause serious health-care problems to residents.
The anaconda, installed at a street in Yeshwantpur, was a joint effort by six artists of Namma Bengaluru Foundation, an NGO. They wanted to attract the attention of Corporation officials towards pressing civic issues.
Earlier in June, artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy filled a 12-foot-long pothole on the busy Sultan Palya Main Road in RT Nagar with a life-size fibre crocodile. The symbolic protest turned out to be fruitful as authorities from Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) covered the pothole with concrete the very next day.
But the question is, whether artists have to pin-point to every pothole in Bengaluru, to get them repaired.
After Crocodile now an Anaconda Spotted on Bengaluru's water-filled potholes. This was done to draw BBMP attention. pic.twitter.com/Na7Htj766p
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