Nagpurians have created a unique way to draw the attention of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to the dangerous potholes which have emerged on the Nagpur-Amravati roads.
The video of his not-so-usual act went viral on social media in which a man identified as Rajat Padole was dressed as Yamaraj – the god of death to protest against the potholes and get the attention of the authorities.
In the video, Rajat was seen in the middle of a dilapidated road dragging another man while others try to stop him.
Citizens have been complaining about the bad road condition and potholes on Nagpur-Amravati highway which is the best example of a real Naraka Darshana for the commuters.
Nagpurians are gearing up for the coming festive season, but are afraid of possible accidents on the roads. Looking at the condition of the roads in the Smart City, absolute care is necessary.
The bad condition of roads is not limited to any particular area. Almost everywhere in the city, the condition is more or less the same.
A study by Nagpur Traffic Police in the year 2021 on the cause of road accidents revealed that almost 55% of accidents occur due to wrong overtaking, fault of drivers, and bad road conditions.
According to the latest government data, road accidents caused by potholes led to death of 5,626 people between 2018 and 2020.
Meanwhile, the total number of road accident deaths due to potholes in 2018, 2019 and 2020 stood at 2,015, 2,140 and 1,471, respectively shows Ministry of Road Transport and Highways data.