People of Bengaluru are fed up with road conditions. As the number of vehicles on road has increased over the last year, so did the potholes.

Looking at the government’s apathy, a city-based artist has decided to let art voice people’s grievances. Bengaluru-based Baadal Nanjundaswamy’s ‘Mermaid’ installation near Kamaraj road is the cynosure of all eyes.

Yes, you heard that right! Baadal had put Kannada actor Sonu Gowda dressed as a mermaid sitting inside a pothole and people are loving it.

By drawing attention to potholes, the artist aims to encourage the Karnataka government and civic body to repair the city’s pothole-infected roads.

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Oh, wait! The Mermaid is not the end of his display. Baadal has also created other arts near the Cubbon Park Junction.

Here’s what Twitter has to say about Baadal’s art:

Such silent protests are not new to the city. In the past too, we have seen tiny plants and crocodiles on the road — just to grab the government’s attention, but all went in vain.

Potholes at many (almost everywhere) locations in the city have reportedly claimed over 10,000 people’s lives in 2016 alone. In the last fortnight, as many as 4 lives were lost due to potholes

Recently, a 21-year-old Bengaluru woman on a two-wheeler died in a tragic accident. She was hit by a truck while trying to avoid a pothole.

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Let’s hope the government wakes up now and brings back the Garden City!

Feature Image Credit:  Baadal Nanjundaswamy/Twitter

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