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Old 22nd September 2017, 14:10   #16
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A few days back I was following a two-wheeler and the rider was carrying a huge Swiggy bag. He was closely following another vehicle. The vehicle in the front went past a deep manhole keeping it between the wheels. The rider following it did not have enough time to swerve when he saw the manhole at the last moment and the front wheels hit it bad. Due to the huge bag at the back he almost lost control but somehow managed to hang on to the bike. It was a scary sight.
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Old 28th September 2017, 09:44   #17
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A few days back in an event, Nilesh Shah ( from Kotak ) had said that as far as tax compliance goes, we are comparable with some of the poorer African nations - so forget the developed countries...we are very far from our fellow asian countries.

Unfortunately, its not just tax compliance but you can extend the same principle to a lot of other areas - road and civic infrastructure for sure. For a country of our size, we can count on our fingers the number of good highways and roads that we have. Both on the design and quality front, we are way below average so much so that we have learnt to become happy with just average quality roads.

Very sad.
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BOT roads are mostly of good quality. Design inadequacies aside, which involves the government agencies, execution is usually adequate.

Which implies that adherence to procedures isn't usually followed in case of non BOT roads. Which might be because of various factors usually leading to personal aggrandizement of various parties involved.
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When people have had enough and they take matters into their own hands, you get a DIY "How to fill a pothole" tutorial

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3274...4275406753005/
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Spare a thought for the poor contractor. He has to put in a low bid to win the contract. Out of that amount, he has to pay the transport minister, the municipality biggies, the engineer, the pwd, and the myriad other agencies
There is a way out of this. Don't bid. If you can't do it for the costs (hidden or open) then stay out.

On another note, abroad, people do sue authorities for pothole damage to vehicles but there is a catch. Here's one such incident.
http://www.itv.com/news/central/2018...e-damages-car/
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This is an interesting news. IMO, it means now vehicle owners can sue road makers for potholes.

Four years after boy’s death on the potholed road, Faridabad police charge executives of two firms.

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For Manoj Wadhwa, a telecom engineer, it has been a painful journey for the past four-and-a-half years since he lost his first child, Pavitra (3) on the national highway in Faridabad in a road accident blamed on potholes.
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Only last week, a special investigation team (SIT) of Faridabad Police submitted a report against six executives of Larsen & Toubro and Delhi-Agra Toll Road Private Ltd a subsidiary of Reliance Infra, in a local court charging them with negligence.
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Pothole deaths unacceptable, hold authorities accountable, says SC

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The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern over the alarming number of deaths on Indian roads due to potholes, the number being far in excess of those killed by terrorists and on the border, and said the authorities concerned should be held accountable for it and compensation paid to the family of every such victim.

Calling it “unacceptable” and “frightening”, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta sought a response from the Centre on how to address the problem, after consulting the state governments.
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I think the courts have also become toothless now. Guess too many orders have made them to be taken lightly.
The flyover in front of Intel on ORR where one person on pillion died is worse now. It doesnt look like a flyover with huge bump in the middle. Not sure if something really bad has to happen now for it to be fixed.

Its not going to get fixed until someone is put in jail not just on trial but with conviction.
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