Bengaluru: Agitated by the pathetic plight of the roads of Whitefield area, the residents took out a massive protest rally on Monday, Nov 30 under the banner, 'Save Whitefield' demanding immediate fixture of the problem.
The major woes of the protesters were incessant potholes and waste management in the area. The protesters expressed that those who travel from Marathahalli to Whitefield area must have huge patience to bear the stink and traffic that forces commuters to spend at least 2 hours to travel for a distance of just 7 km.
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"A day has 24 hours and we have spend 8 hours in office and 4-5 hours on road due to bad road conditions," the protesters opined.
Like most parts of the city, Whitefield is notorious for its traffic jam, that got aggravated as the city witnessed incessant rains in the last couple of weeks.
Citizens complain that the number of potholes have substantially increased, leading to accidents, some fatal. Many office goers had taken half-a-day off to take part in the protest while few had even applied for leave.
Children were also seen accompanying their parents to join the protest. "My child has to commute to school every day, as the school bus gets stuck in traffic he is unable to reach school on time. In the evening it is much worse, he comes home late.
Imagine kids getting stuck in traffic without any food...," a local resident said. "Save Whitefield", a non-political and peaceful protest, was organised by like-minded citizens with an intention to send a message to government and civic authorities.
The protesters started marching from Marthahalli at 10 am till ITPL peacefully thus demanding restoration of better road condition and waste management with the government of Karnataka.
The pathetic conditions of Bengaluru roads has made national headlines with many people coming together against the BBMP to fix potholes on the roads.
(With agency inputs)