For Mumbaikars, monsoons have ceased to be the time to head to the Marina beach and sit under an umbrella with a ‘loved one’. It has now given rise to a hazardous civic menace — potholes. People in the city are having a tough time stepping out thanks to the heavy rains and the badly constructed roads, not to forget the potholes. While Internet users were trying their best to bring this to the notice of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), it was RJ Malishka Mendosa’s satirical video (see below) addressing the municipal body that sent a ripple across social media. Soon after, the likes of VJ José Covaco and RJ Raunac joined in, because more than the complaints, a funny or satirical take seemed to generate more attention. It seems Twitter users have now taken a leaf out of their books and are taking to social media to push BMC to do something about the dangerous condition of roads.
Check out some of the tweets here.
— Sajjad Khan (@sajjad_khan17) July 23, 2017
If you complain about potholes, BMC will sue you for mosquitoes. So start complaining about mosquitoes, they may find potholes to sue you.
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) July 22, 2017
Wonderful display of potholes on Kherwadi flyover WEH n/b slowing down traffic. Thanks @MCGM_BMC
— P r /\ T | k (@superselector5) July 18, 2017
Priorities of BMC:
-Illegal Hawkers ??
-No Footpaths ??
— Roads of Mumbai (@RoadsOfMumbai) July 19, 2017
Only if the BMC had channeled their anger to fix the potholes rather than harassing her ????#MumbaiWithMalishka
— ujju (@urjitaudeshi) July 21, 2017
— LOKHANDWALA OSHIWARA (@Lokhandwala_Bom) July 24, 2017
— Mirchi RJ Sameer (@sameer_nandoori) July 22, 2017
— vikash sharma (@Vikash_Sharmaa) July 24, 2017
— Vinayak (@vinayakappu) July 24, 2017
— Inkology (@Inkologyarts) July 22, 2017
— Pratik Prajapati (@Pratz_Z) July 24, 2017
Even Shiv Sena has a version
LOL, even Shiv Sena created their version! pic.twitter.com/0ibrcNyV6f
— Raunak (@MeraHandle) July 19, 2017
After Mendonsa’s video went viral and generated laughs on Twitter, a Shiv Sena youth leader urged the BMC to sue Menoda for defaming the civic body. The BMC then asked the RJ to pay a fine and even slapped a notice on her for a mosquito-breeding spot found at her home in Bandra.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, watch Mendosa’s ‘Sonu Tuza Mazyavar Bharosa Nai Kai – Pothole Mix’, here.
Watch RJ Raunaq’s version of the Sonu song, here.
Missed out on what José Covaco had to say about the Mumbai potholes? Watch the video here.
I checked on a few areas near Bandra myself. Shame on these Mumbai citizens constantly blaming our authorities for things like potholes. pic.twitter.com/RuidDTO4Lo
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) July 21, 2017