Bad road conditions are nothing new to India and the problem is being addressed since the last 30 years. If an accident occurs because of a hazardous road condition, the government agency responsible for maintaining the road may be liable.
Most of the rural areas in India do not have access to all weather roads and hence have a tough time during the monsoons. Department of Transportation dot. Various government agencies are responsible for maintaining roads and ensuring they are safe for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, including providing proper signage, lighting, pavement markings, signals and traffic control devices.
In many towns and cities in India heavy rain sometimes flood a low-lying street and vehicles have to run slowly, where water for a depth of a foot or two stagnates, and people have to wade through water.
The report notes that not all accidents in India and China are reported and recorded. Owing to bad condition of roadstraffic congestion has also worsened and those commuting through these roads are having a harrowing experience.
The other problems faced by the Indian roads are; bad riding quality, poor geometrics, and insufficient pavement thickness. Because of the congestion, the fuel efficiency of the vehicles in India is very low.
In the middle of the road there may be a pothole where water may be stagnant, and to avoid the pothole, a car going straight may suddenly swerve to the left or to the right. The Road Accidents in India Report of by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways noted that in Karnataka, the number of fatalities in road accidents was 10, and injuries was 56, Urban Areas are Severely Congested Traffic is one common problem in most of the metropolitans today.
A review published by the Ministry in September found that skilled technicians were unavailable at almost every site. Even in the cities the roads are not well-tarred and there is no footpath.