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Artist places artificial crocodile in a giant pothole to draw the attention of lax municipal officials

The artist recently placed a gigantic artificial crocodile to highlight a 12-feet long depression and a broken water pipe on the Sulthanpalya Main Road in north Bengaluru, both of which were making commuting difficult.

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Updated:June 19, 2015, 4:24 PM IST
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Artist places artificial crocodile in a giant pothole to draw the attention of lax municipal officials
The artist recently placed a gigantic artificial crocodile to highlight a 12-feet long depression and a broken water pipe on the Sulthanpalya Main Road in north Bengaluru, both of which were making commuting difficult.

Next time you spot a pothole in your city, instead of blaming the officials, get creative. It will get fixed in no time, we assure you. Take for example Badal Nanjundaswamy's case for instance. The artist recently placed a gigantic artificial crocodile to highlight a 12-feet long depression and a broken water pipe on the Sulthanpalya Main Road in north Bengaluru, both of which were making commuting difficult.

The installation went unnoticed initially, but locals thronged to the spot just to catch a glimpse of the almost real-reptile. Some were even scared initially and raised an alarmed, only to be assured by Badal that it was made of fibre. After knowing the intent of the installation, many put up pictures of the reptile on social media which went viral.

The artist took a week to complete the work and it cost him Rs 6000 to complete the project. The artist, on his part, tagged Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Bengaluru traffic police on social media on all the pictures of 'crocodile pool'. The BBMP officials took prompt actions and sent workers to do the repair work.

Interestingly, it is not the first time Badal has used his art to draw attention to civic problems in the city. Last year, he transformed an open manhole into the mouth of Yamraj signifying a death trap. The BBMP officials had then got the manhole was closed within a day.

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