When you want something, you have to go the extra mile.
A visual artist from Banglore named Baadal Nanjundaswamy got tired of being ignored by local authorities and he came up with a method that worked.
Last Thursday, he created a fake reptile costing £60 and placed it in the 12-foot long pothole which was formed around a month ago when a water pipe burst at Bangalore’s busy Sultanpalya traffic junction, reports The Indian Express.
Although Baadal and others had made complaints, nothing was done, but it’s been reported that, after his stunt with the fake reptile, the pothole was filled the next day.
Baadal did something similar last year when he painted a pothole as the mouth of the Hindu God of death Yama to alert authorities to the danger.
He explained: “Last time it attracted the attention of BBMP [Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike] officials and the man hole was closed within a day.
“Everyone has the potential to express themselves in his or her own way. This is my way of communicating a grievance.”
In England, an artist in Bury painted huge penises around potholes in May to get them dealt with.