Criminalization of Pothole: A Need of the Hour

  • Parul Sagar and Pradumn Singh
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  • Parul Sagar

    Student at New Law College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

  • Pradumn Singh

    Student at New Law College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Every year deaths related to potholes increase, especially during monsoons; and just like every year compensation is given to the family of the victims for their loss. But is compensation enough? Instead of filing cases against contractors and engineers in cases of road maintenance, officials and politicians often blame the drivers for negligence. In 2019, nearly 1.5 lakh death was caused by a road accident in India, which means every hour 17 people die on the road accident. Out of 1.5 lakh, 9300 death in a road accident was caused by Potholes. Apart from deaths, 25000 no. an accident leading to major or minor injuries. The development of potholes in India roads is very common. Pothole, high traffic, the congested road is the major problem for any modern city planning. India is a developing country and roads are indirectly contributing to economic growth, so it should be in good condition: but the problem still has not been addressed.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 2716 - 2720


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