Touching Lives By Fixing Potholes, Nissan Believes #IntelligenceMakesTheDifference
They say roads have increasingly become one of the most uncertain places to be present. The challenges of being on the road can be multifaceted and can seldom be quantified. From congested alleys to confined parking spaces, from potholes to steep round turns, it’s not always easy to drive on Indian roads. In such a scenario it becomes imperative to be constantly attentive that makes driving experience much less enjoyable.
For the longest time, most situations faced by people on Indian roads have been either ignored or swept under the carpet. However, lately, the internet has been abuzz with conversations tied around many challenges that people face on roads. To spread awareness about the aggravated road issues, as many as over 40 influencers took to their social media handles to express their personal accounts of daily on-road experiences.
Prominently, influencers like Rannvijay Singh and Kusha Kapila also posted Instagram videos to share their ‘on the road diaries’. Kusha in her witty self, expressed her struggles with limited space parking. On the other hand, Rannvijay, in his video especially talked about how potholes are an added woe to daily commuters and his major challenge while driving.
Upon watching the pothole woes of Rannvijay, an NGO called ‘PotHole Raja’ commented on his video saying, “Hello there, we can definitely do something together to make our roads pothole-free. Please let us know how to connect. #MissionPotholeFreeIndia”. It was then when Nissan India picked up and collaborated with ‘PotHole Raja’ to fix the roads the very next day. It is true that sometimes it is a smart move to cut off dependencies, pull up the socks and fix what has long been awaited because #IntelligenceMakesTheDifference.
Potholes are those mischievous cavities on the roads that have increasingly become one of the most common reasons for road accidents. Nissan realising the adversity of the situation took an initiative and fixed as many as 38 potholes in the city of Bangalore in less than 3 hours and 25 and 30 potholes in Mumbai and Delhi respectively in less than 2.5 hours. In the process of this citizen-driven endeavour, Nissan made sure that it took no more than five to ten minutes to fix each pothole simply by spreading out cold asphalt evenly. This zero-pollution method not just attracted many volunteers including the traffic police but also ensured that the potholes are fixed permanently.
Parallelly, Nissan India who saw Rannvijay’s video sent him an all-new Nissan Kicks to test drive on the streets of the city. Rannvijay, on his test drive, said that he often gets worked up by narrow lanes that become even narrower when people park their cars on both sides, never forgetting the potholes that make the whole ride jumpy. According to Rannvijay, the around view monitor of Nissan Kicks makes it very easy to park the vehicle even in a cramped space because #IntelligenceMakesTheDifference
The initiative by Nissan India has garnered massive appreciation by people and celebrities together. After proper assessment, the team of Nissan identified a stretch littered with potholes, aligned resources and got down to fix it good! The Logical Indian community appreciates the efforts of Nissan India who took it upon themselves to collaborate with citizens and NGOs to make India pothole-free so that people can have a smooth driving experience every day.