BBMP Fixes Potholes After The Bangalore Astronaut Stunt

by Sanjana Shenoy
BBMP Fixes Potholes After The Bangalore Astronaut Stunt

Michael Jackson’s famous moonwalk might have taken the world by storm. But Baadal Nanjundaswamy’s moonwalk has taken Bangalore by storm. A few days ago, this popular Bangalore artist posted a video on Instagram, where an astronaut is seen walking on the craters of the moon’s surface. When the camera pans we realise that it’s not the moon but the large potholes on the Tunganagar Main Road in Bangalore. This Bangalore Astronaut Stunt video went viral. And the good news is, it caught the attention of the civic authorities. Bangalore’s own Chandrayaan Mission is on it’s way to completion, as the  Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike ( BBMP) started fixing the potholes in Tunganagar Main Road yesterday.

Picture Credits: Indian Express

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Bangalore Machas! We know about the menace of these potholes in the Garden City, which has injured thousands of people over the years. Apart from the usual cribbing, there is one man who attempts to creatively solve the pothole issue one art at a time. Baadal Nanjundaswamy’s astronaut stunt, stepping across a lunar landscape got loads of laughs and tweets on social media.

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But it also drew the attention of the civic authorities who immediately started fixing it. Baadal used his Instagram handle to thank the BBMP for the positive response and action towards fixing the Tunganagar Main Road potholes.

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This isn’t the first time his quirky pothole art made headlines. In 2017, he painted a huge pothole on the road in the form of a pool, and an artist, dressed as a mermaid sat on it. And in 2015, he planted a life-like replica of a 12 feet crocodile on a waterlogged hole. The painting and crocodile replica was so realistic that passers-by almost called for help.

Picture Credits: The Better India

Baadal Nanjundaswamy’s unique manner of using art to highlight civic issues is his way of giving back to society.   His art does not just garner rave reviews from people all over the world, but also leads to prompt action towards fixation of potholes by the authorities. So the next time you pass by the Tunganagar Main Road in Bangalore, remember that Bangalore’s very own Chandrayaan Mission took place there.

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