Mumbaikar fills up over 500 potholes in the memory of his deceased son

Dadarao Bhilhore started filling potholes in 2015 when his son died in an accident due to poor road conditions at JVLR

Mumbaikar fills up over 500 potholes in the memory of his deceased son

Mumbai city is plagued with potholes because of which, many people have lost their lives. After a number of incidents, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is still slacking and the same story repeats each year. 

Every monsoon, potholed roads appear in Mumbai injuring many commuters. However, there is one Mumbaikar who took the matter into his own hands and did the impossible.

Three years ago, on July 28, 2015, Mumbai resident Dadarao Bilhore lost his 16-year-old son Prakash, when his bike fell into a deep pothole on the waterlogged Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR).

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Since then, Bhilhore began filling up potholes in Mumbai to avert such incidents. On July 29, Sunday, Bhilhore filled up his 556th pothole in the city.

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Bhilore said that he does not want any commuter to face the same fate as his son, Prakash. He said that he won’t stop until he makes India pothole-free. He added that India has a huge population and if one lakh people start filling potholes, then soon, India will be potholes-free.

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This year during the monsoon, so far, six people have lost their lives in and around Mumbai due to potholes.

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