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SEP 02, 2013 - The Guardian

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Raipur's whiplash backlash: potholes named after ministers in Indian state

People in one of the country's poorest regions are trying to shame their officials into tackling the crumbling infrastructureThe potholes in Raipur, a city of 1 million people in the centre of India, are so big they now have names: angry locals are conducting ceremonies to name individual potholes after prominent officials, to draw attention to the poor condition of the roads.Hindu priests in the capital of poverty-stricken, lawless Chhattisgarh state have so far performed rituals naming three of the biggest holes after the chief minister of the state as well as the ministers for housing and ... Read More

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