Dipa Karmakar gets her way, road to be repaired for her BMW
AGARTALA: Days after ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar turned down the BMW X1+ gifted by the Hyderabad District Badminton Association because of the condition of roads in the state, the Tripura government has prioritized repair of the main roads of the locality in which Dipa stays.
Agartala Municipal Corpoon mayor Prafullajit Sinha ration mayor Prafullajit Sinha said the entire stretch of road in front of Dipa's house at Abhoynagar, connecting it to Agartala Government Medical College, will be refurbished so that the BMW can get space to come out of the garage. The government has earmarked Rs 78 crore for the renovation of road on a priority basis, a PWD official said.
While appreciating the decision, Dipa said, "We never spoke of any road or lane for the BMW's movement. Along with road space and quality, service and maintenance of the car are also important issues here. We have made up our mind to give up this car."
37 mins ago
What stupidity. What she needed was smaller car and more money
jalgaon - 38 mins ago
this is what happening after u become celebrity you receive bunch of offers from pockets of others. Instead of gifting BMW it would have been better gift that all roads are renovated and better service can be done
25 mins ago
Height of stupidity . Why was the Government of Tripura silent/sleeping so long n forcing the people to use bad roads. Dear politicians such act forces India to be a laughing object in International forums . Please wake up n work in the interest of the country n its citizen
28 mins ago
refurbishing the road is certainly a good move...but also just doing that near her locality wont serve the purpose..
29 mins ago
Wah Pahli baar suna road ban raha hai gaadi me like. what a joke. this proves govt doesn't do its job properly
29 mins ago
It's really wrong to do the repair now just for sake she rejected the BMW car since roads are not nice. Repair the road every where and not only in the vicinity where she stays....
Ch Navakanta Mishra
30 mins ago
Incredible and incredulous...This is so exhilarating that the Tripura government has earmarked an astounding amount of Rs78crores for repair of a road so that Dipa can drive her car, the main point here is she can not afford to spend the large amount of money required for maintenance of this car. Why not offer to maintain her car for her, if you are keen that she keep this car?
32 mins ago
great.... so Deepa not only won the hearts of Indians but also improved the condition of roads
51 mins ago
an ordinary citizen doesn't get a good road throughout his lifetime and this non medal winner is being treated like a VIP....sick..!!
1 hour ago
Secunderabad - 1 hour ago
thats a shameful thought ! one has to represent India in Olympics n then win a BMW for the roads to be repaired ? sounds very terrible there !