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Photos from the 3rd ‘iFix Potholes’ Campaign.

A healthy number of folks joined up for the 3rd iFix Potholes initiative a few days ago. For folks new to this concept, it’s an initiative from a group who decided that just cribbing about infrastructure problem won’t do and decided to pitch in with their effort and money.

This time simultaneous team met up at different location at Chennai to work on the potholes.

Some corporates have also stepped up to help out. Ram from FindNearYou.com has helped with providing reflector jackets and this is a huge help as all the volunteers start work at late night when the traffic has eased.

The movement has spread to Bangalore and Delhi too.

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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.