The 2nd iFix Potholes Campaign Starts Tonight

Here is an awesome group of people that impress me. These are the folks who don’t stop at cribbing about the infrastrcture problems in the city, but have gone beyond to find a solution. And what’s more, they offer to help out themselves.

It’s quite simple. Find a pothole? Fix it.

That’s exactly what a bunch of folks did during the Independence day. They chose a pothole ridden road in Velachery and worked the entire night to fix the potholes. What’s impressive is that these folks pitched in money from their own pockets to buy the materials needed. That’s some commitment.

The first program was a success, judging by the kind of positive response it has received from the area residents and the press coverage. The team is motivated to do an encore and this time they have chosen the Anna Road in Thiruvanmiyur.

The pothole fixing program starts tonight at 9:00 PM and will go on till about 2:00 in the wee hours. If you’d like to join in, call Vijay Anand at 98941 01373.

Learn more about the initiative at http://pothole.pbwiki.com. It would be awesome if the spirit spread around to other cities as well.



  1. gonkura Says: May 28, 2009 at 12:39 am

    awesome effort!! kudos to them

  2. Anonymous Says: May 28, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Is this pot-hole thing sponsored by Apple ? ;)

  3. Great Effort, but I am worried about the safety of these wonderful people. They should use handgloves, strong boots and reflective jacket to protect them!

  4. Anonymous Says: May 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Srini,

    We do have them now. We got sponsored by a company with reflector jackets, we all do have boots and we are well co-ordinated to protect ourselves on the road.

    Are you based in Chennai?

    Vijay
    I Fixer, Chennai

  5. Very proud about these guys, congrats everyone!!

  6. Sriram V Iyer Says: May 28, 2009 at 12:41 am

    simply amazing!