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On last day as software engineer, Bengaluru techie rides horse to work

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Published Jun 16, 2018, 3:19 pm IST
Updated Jun 16, 2018, 3:19 pm IST
Bengaluru software engineer was tired of traffic in city and chose to ride a horse to office as a means of protest.
Dressed in formals with laptop bag slung around his shoulder, Bengaluru software engineer Roopesh Kumar Verma rode a horse to office. (Twitter | @poornima202)
 Dressed in formals with laptop bag slung around his shoulder, Bengaluru software engineer Roopesh Kumar Verma rode a horse to office. (Twitter | @poornima202)

Bengaluru: This Bengaluru techie’s ‘last working day as a soft engineer' was not only memorable for him but also for the people who saw him making his way to office. Social media is abuzz with the picture of the software engineer, dressed in formals with a laptop bag slung around his shoulder, riding a horse to work. The techie was carrying a placard that read: "Last Working Day As A Software Engineer". 

According to reports, software engineer Roopesh Kumar Verma was tired of traffic in Bengaluru and chose to take a horse ride to office as a means to protest the issue.

 

"I have been staying in Bengaluru for the past eight years and I am fed up of the bottlenecks and air pollution," Roopesh Kumar Verma told News18. "Bengaluru is overcrowded and too many vehicles on the road lead to traffic jams every day," he added.

However, the choice of the software engineer to take a horse ride to work was not welcomed by some. Roopesh Kumar Verma was stopped by security guards outside his office but he argued that the horse was his mode of transport.

Photos and videos of the protest have gone viral as it was an unusual sight where an engineer rides a horse to work. Verma said he did not expect his pictures to receive so much attention.

 

"I did not know this would go this viral. This was my last working day and this was my way of taking my frustration out on traffic jams. There are traffic jams for which sometimes we have to wait as long as 30-40 minutes on the same spot. There will be multiple solutions and we should use the huge IT resources we have," the software engineer told The News Minute.

As for his job, Roopesh Kumar Verma is now reportedly looking to set up his own start-up.

Here's what Twitter is saying about him:

 

 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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