Bapu: Yes Bittoo.
Bittoo: President Ramnath Kovind is coming to our city Bapu?
Bapu: Yes, he is scheduled to inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebrations of Karnatak Law Society in Gogte Institute of Technology in this beautiful city of Karnataka on September 15 Bittoo.
Bittoo: So, the President will get first-hand opportunity to witness how bad or worst are some of the roads, particularly the one from Bogarves to the venue the function Bapu?
Bapu: Unfortunately it is not likely, as officials are planning to airlift him in a helicopter from Sambra airport to GIT campus and back. Officials themselves have acknowledged that the roads are in worst and ‘non- motorable’ conditions in this city, which is regarded as the second capital of Karnataka.
Bittoo: Oh! So the officials want to save their skin as to how inefficient and irresponsible they have been when it comes to providing proper roads and drainage systems in the city that has been listed under the Smart City project Bapu?
Bapu: I don’t know Bittoo.
Bittoo: And all this at extra cost to the public exchequer sheerly due to well-known official apathy towards civic responsibilities and indifference towards the tax payers of the city Bapu?
Bapu: I don’t know Bittoo
This is a citizen-centric new column, wherein the author(Bitto) is an ordinary, politically unaffiliated common man of the city who in his/her inimitable approach takes up various issues with the Bapu’s soul! Apparently, the interaction between them portrays ironies of sorts encountered by the common man and others in the city in a lighter vein. The author’s name will not be disclosed to the readers as he/she represents the common man of the society. This column aims at creating awareness and sensitising cross sections of our city on various issues of public concern only but in a lighter vein without holding any contempt against any institution or individual.