Bengaluru: A pothole in Kammanahalli killed a 22-year-old motorist. According to Banaswadi traffic police, the incident happened around 2pm on Monday. The motorist, Dilwan lost his balance when he tried to avoid a pothole and fell off his two-wheeler. After this a BMTC bus ran over him and took his life.

Bad roads and potholes are seen during all seasons in Bengaluru leaving public in deep stress. According to reports, many youths have lost their lives in the swerve to avoid potholes that appear without warning.

Earlier, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had promised the high court that they would fill the potholes of the city by Deepavali. The Karnataka high court mocked the BBMP and said that the BBMP didn't keep their promise for Deepavali and asked if the next promise was for a Merry Christmas as Christmas is just around the corner.

BBMP counsel V Sreenidhi in a reply submitted before a division bench stated that works on filling potholes was still going on. He also added that officers were working day and night to accomplish the task. The number of complaints of potholes has come down drastically, he said to the court. 

On August 10, a Bengaluru techie had a narrow escape when he landed in a pothole that was left unattended for a month. The incident occurred at Old Madras Road. The residents covered the potholes and expressed anger against the BBMP for lapses in administration.

The BBMP is now left with the daunting task of covering up potholes in the city as the clock ticks away to the end of the year.