Whitefield residents sketch, pen lines to air civic problems

Whitefield residents sketch, pen lines to air civic problems

Whitefield residents sketch, pen lines to air civic problems

Citizens from Whitefield and other road users in this area, irked by pothole-riddled roads and constant traffic jams, have taken to creative ways to highlight the problems and draw attention of the authorities.

Caricatures, pictures and poems centred on Whitefield are doing the rounds on the social media.

Chaitanya Limaye, an artist and a resident of Kundalahalli near Whitefield, recently, posted a cartoon of “new automobile design approved for Bangalore roads.”
The cartoon shows a car with titanium-tracks and a sunroof moving on a pothole-filled road.

The picture got hits within few hours of posting on social media.
Limaye said that he got the idea after experiencing traffic snarls and witnessing bad civic infrastructure in his locality.

He added: "Whitefield roads look like a warzone. I made this drawing to highlight the civic apathy.”

 Seema Monteiro came up with a poem that talks about footpaths encroached upon, garbage, potholes and mounds of mud around Whitefield.

Drawing attention  
She posted the poem to MLA of Mahadevapura constituency, Aravind Limbavali on Facebook page.

A resident of ECC Road, Monteiro said that she penned the poem with the hope of attracting the attention of elected representatives to the suffering of daily commuters in Whitefield, ECC Road, ITPL Main Road and Pattandur Agrahara area.
She added: “There are no footpaths at my place. The road is not tarred and is covered with slush.

If this (poem) doesn’t reach, the least we can do is to remember these names and the next time they or their representatives come seeking votes, we know what to ask."

Bus as classroom
B G Sreedhar posted a cartoon on 'Whitefield Rising' group, which depicts a teacher taking classes inside a school bus in the wake of traffic jams. "I keep commuting to Whitefield from my area, Indiranagar for work. There are many occasions when I have got stuck in jams for two hours and more. The weekdays are worse,” Sreedhar said.