Haveri: Pathetic state of roads - Family conducts photoshoot to draw attention

Daijiworld Media Network – Haveri (EP)

Haveri, Nov 7: In a move to draw the attention of elected representatives, a couple and their young son posed for photographs to highlight the severely damaged condition of roads in Badagi town in the district. The pictures have gone viral on social networks.

They have done a photoshoot of the road which is uneven, riddled with potholes and resembles more like a dug up field in some places. The photoshoot of Badagi town residents Kiran Kumar, his wife and son has drawn the attention of all. Netizens have slammed elected representatives and also asked them to repair the road at least after this.

Pictures of the couple stopping their bike in the ditches on the road and walking dangerously, standing holding hands of each other, sitting on the road and sleeping in front of deep potholes, father and son standing on drainage manhole folding hands and the son playing with paper boat along with other children in stagnated water on the road, have gone viral.


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  • Honnappa, Byaadagi

    Fri, Nov 8 2019

    I hope no CB.....E....... and other raids on them.

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  • Ansar Mangalore, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 8 2019

    Please take back all the cars given to MLA's and give them 2 wheeler. Specifically scooter. They will understand the road problem better.

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    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    This is total nonsense to take a attention of public ! First go and clean the household items and educate the neighbors. See the dresses and posing like they are in HONEYMOON and mocking the public for attention its called modern time seeking attention !

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/Indiua

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    This is unique way of protesting, sending message and bringing the seriousness of the pathetic condition of the road to the concerned authorities,departments,elected representatives.Only when the elections are due ,all the candidates come to our door steps and beg for the vote.Once the election is over,these so called elected representatives nowhere to be seen to address the problems plagued in the concerned area/ward.Very sorry episode.Why they have been elected?. We have elected them by casting our valuable votes only in the hopes that they will do something good for our area/ward.But here the matter is reverse.I am asking the public,do we need such irresponsible elected representatives.Boo them out.Let them resign,if they can't address people's grievances.

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  • James, Bendur

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    MCC elections on 12th. Many candidates are visiting houses requesting for votes and their first development point is repair of roads. Look at the road at pumpwell circle and Nanthoor circle.
    We're living in a smart city with junk roads. Shame on all politicians and all the political parties.

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    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    What a unique way to protest. They enjoyed as a family, had a good outing, and sent the required message also. Hats off to the family and a big thumbs down to our govt. officials.

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  • Save My India, India

    Thu, Nov 7 2019


    I feel they should have carried a big poster of the concerned MP and MLA of the area to add more punch to their social media photographs.

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Never mind the roads and hospitals. We need the money for bullet train, moon mission and other extravaganza.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Peaceful way of protesting..similar shows should be conducted in DK too

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    I am a supporter of BJP!

    State and Centre are having BJP Govt.??

    Daada Theppu Guddhondu Ullera??????

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  • Candle Light, Mangalore / Toronto

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Tulunad volundu... Map d ijji.. Anyway I was kidding.. I love Tulu..
    Yeereda yerla kendera yeer yereg support malpuar.. Now that you declared you support BJPeeee then I will say " Road repair malpaleye.... Aren't you ashamed of these roads.. BJPeee"

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Candle Light, Mangalore / Toronto

    Annere Tulunaad Map du atth namma Manas du undu, bokka namma udalud undu, Begode Map du la Barpundu, wait and watch.

    Good to know that you love Tulu, please learn its writing Lipi is available online, by the way, its the oldest Dravidian language like Tamil.

    That's the beauty of BJP supporters Bele aayijida Nama akaleg Nerrela Nerpa, not like others!!!

    Don't Worry this will be sorted soon bud!


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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Candle Light, Mangalore / Toronto

    One More Thing, Ancha Tuvare Ponda Mangalore la Map du ejji Anna, its Mangaluru .. hehe just Kidding !

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  • Candle Light, Mangalore / Toronto

    Fri, Nov 8 2019

    Mr. Shetty,
    Mangalore is in the Map. The roads are not good, not only in Mangalore but whole of Karnataka. I lived and worked in Bangalore, lived and traveled in Mangalore and whole of DK, Udupi districts. But I have decided never to travel again in those areas because roads are bad. You worship BJP, Congress doesn't matter for me. Government has to arrange to repair the roads. To make the roads safe for you, me and for our children.
    I live in Torornto. But heart is in India. It belongs to Tulunadu. But only if you all make it safe for us to live. Jai Tulunadu..

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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    This is normal and common in India.

    Only elected Nethaas and selected Chamchas will enjoy *5star and VVIP treatment in India.

    You will surprise!!!!
    there are villages in India which has not seen bath soaps or clean drinking water but Wine shops and Cigarettes available by the Mercy of our government in their area.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    We will still vote for BJP in the state and the country.
    Modi..Modi..Modi...Cry this slogan no matter what.

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  • Jrome, Angalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    In fact we should blame all the past governments unless the roads are meant to have a lifespan as that of each government...

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  • Shibs, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    This is what we call "andh bhakts"

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Its good.... people should express their anger in own way.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    First time in 70 years !
    What an innovative & creative way of convincing the concerned authorities.
    Even our forefathers never suffered on their walk ways comparing to our road condition in
    21st Century. Common, when Kudla will become a smart city ? Why the citizens need to pay taxes, just fill the pockets of higher ups. ?

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