One more man seriously injured in pothole accident in Bengaluru;Bike rider condition in critical

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Sandeep, working in a film distribution firm slipped into coma after he fell from bike sustained injuries while negotiating a pothole at gangamma circle on November 1.

Sandeep was returning home from a nearby ground on his bike.

He sustained a severe head Injury and was taken to HMT hospital from there taken to manipal hospital in hebbal where he is undergoing surgery.

His wife sold all the valuables to arrange fund to save her husband.It was their love marriage.

According to his wife Seema,Sandeep was returning home around 9.45 pm on November 1, when he lost control of his bike while crossing a pothole near Gangamma Road in Jalahalli. He was rushed to a private hospital in Hebbal.

“My brother-in-law had an operation on his head on the first day and the surgery cost was Rs 5 lakh. The family and friends have so far mobilised Rs 3 lakh and people are sending us some money,” said Jeevan, a relative.

The family claimed that on Saturday morning, two BBMP officials came to the hospital and left soon after. “Now fearing getting caught, the officials have filled the pothole. We want an answer from BBMP officials,” he said.


Meanwhile amid rising accidents caused allegedly due to bad roads in the city, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) administrator Rakesh Singh conducted an online meeting with all zonal officials regarding the pothole-filling work in the city on Saturday.

A senior BBMP official present at the meeting,Mr. Singh directed BBMP Road Department officials to fill the potholes by November 15 and send a report on the same.

The BBMP administrator conducted the online meeting with officials and saw the progress so far. The officials from respective zones showed videos and photos of the work conducted so far and explained the quality of the work.”

This comes after the High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday directed the Chief Engineer,National Highways Authority of India (NHAI),Karnataka division,to inspect the works of pothole filling, road repair and resurfacing of the roads carried out by the BBMP in various parts of the city.