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Villagers in India find that newly-laid road is a carpet with asphalt on it

By T.K. Randall
June 9, 2023 · Comment icon 3 comments



The road resurfacing job was less than stellar. Image Credit: Twitter / Priyamwada DisQualified
Locals took to social media to expose the fact that workers had used little more than a carpet to resurface the roads.
Potholes are an aggravating problem pretty much anywhere in the world, which is why locals in the Indian village of Karjat-Hast Pokhari in Maharashtra's Jalna district were pleased when officials moved to resurface the area's roads as part of the Prime Minister Rural Roads Scheme.

Once the work was completed, however, the villagers were dismayed to discover that the workers had simply put down some sort of thin carpet-like material and covered it in a thin layer of asphalt.
Footage of several locals lifting up the fake tarmac quickly went viral on social media.

Bizarrely, the contractor has since claimed that there is nothing actually shady about the road surfacing at all and that this is in fact a perfectly valid new technique used in Germany.

Unsurprisingly, however, the villagers don't appear to be convinced.



Source: Oddity Central | Comments (3)




Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by tcgram 4 months ago
They have every right to be angry, I would be too!!†
Comment icon #2 Posted by Oniomancer 4 months ago
I can sympathize. For some reason they're doing all the county roads here over with crushed stone mix and oil. Good news is they screwed it up and it was back down to the old asphalt in a matter of days.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pellinore 4 months ago
The contractors said they were using "proven German technology". They didn't add it was for roofing sheds. It reminds me of the contractor who installed water pumps in some African villages for a charity-† †they looked the biz: concrete bases, gleaming handles- but they didn't pump water. "No one asked us to dig wells, only install pumps", said the contractor.


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