Road Vikasana Janakeeya Munnani members prepare tea and snacks by the roadside.

The Road Vikasana Janakeeya Munnani on Thursday staged a novel protest against the poor condition of the Badiadukka-Mullaria road by turning it into a playground of sorts and cooking delicacies.

Volunteers of the Munnani blocked vehicular traffic on the road by placing huge logs and stones.

The protesters prepared tea and snacks by the roadside.

Hundreds of people joined the protest at Badiadukka bazaar, Bavadukka, Arthappallam, Narambadi, and Mullaria.

The protest was supported by the local units of the Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi. A strong posse of police personnel ensured that no untoward incidents took place during the day-long protest.

Most road networks in the district, including the busy Kasaragod-Kanhangad coastal State highway, are in poor condition. 'Maintenance work was carried out just before the onset of the monsoon.

However, barely a week into the monsoon, the upper layer of the roads developed cracks.

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