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:
Life of software engineer!!!! pic.twitter.com/08aiidvAFE— Sathish Sarvodaya (@SathiSarva) June 15, 2018
Roopesh Kumar Verma, the techie who quit in style, many of his colleagues who saw him today wanted to be in his shoes...he rode a horse from Mathikere to Embassy Golf Link only to put down his papers on the last day as a "software engineer". pic.twitter.com/vz6mYengdN— Poornima Nataraj (@poornima202) June 14, 2018