An elderly couple from Hyderabad had been using money from their own pockets to save lives by filling potholes in the city for 11 years.
Gangadhar Tilak Katnam, a 73-year-old man from Hyderabad, is popularly known as the ‘Road Doctor’ along with his wife Venkateshwari Katnam, 64 years of age, started filling potholes to save lives from accidents which often happen due to potholes.
Gangadhar Tilak Katnam said, “After witnessing several accidents on the roads because of potholes I decided to do something about the issue and to find a solution to it.”
“Initially, I tried to complain about the issue with the police and the Municipality officials but none of it was of any use. That is when I have decided to fill these potholes by myself,” said the couple. They set out in a car or what they call ” Pothole Ambulance” and ride all over the city to fill up potholes wherever they see one.