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Rough and potholes filled roads a serious issue
According to some media reports infrastructure is going to get a boost in the coming days and therefore more roads coming up in the future can become a certainty. In many of the existing roads, it is a fact that potholes do exist.

Passenger commuting vehicles like auto rickshaws and the like which have got three wheels, give lots of jerks while passing through roads where there exists pot holes. For passengers who had undergone some type of operation especially in the abdomen / stomach area, they feel uncomfortable by boarding such vehicles. Even otherwise, those who are middle aged or aged also feel uncomfortable by using such vehicles.

It is opined by some drivers that four wheeler vehicles may not cause much inconvenience while passing through pot holes on roads. There are also reports which says that in a vehicle shock absorbers reduce the effect of travelling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. While shock absorbers serve the purpose limiting excessive suspension movement, their intended sole purpose is to damp spring oscillations.

Since many of the roads in India do contain pot holes, experts can be encouraged to debate the issue of either phasing out all the three wheeled commercial passenger vehicles and replacing them with four wheeled vehicles. Debates should also include introducing of good quality shock absorbers in all the three wheeled commercial passenger vehicles should be mandated to control the smooth movement of vehicles even on roads which are rough to ride.

In one of the advanced countries, pothole filling machine known as pothole killers was demonstrated. It is a one-an operation to clean, fill and seal the pothole. Experts believe these machines can fill potholes faster this way than doing the same manually, with better success rate. It is also considered to be a green operation, with the topcoat made from recycled car tires, and no volatile materials. There are no wasted materials and the materials on board can be stored for nine months. Experts also believe that without crews out on the road, it is safer process, and they said it is less expensive than fixing pothole the traditional way.

Based on the above, concerned authorities can do well to take the issue of riding on rough roads and potholes filled roads as a serious issue and look for ways and means to solve this issue nicely. Because driving community deserves comfortable driving throughout the country and potholes existing on roads do act as a bottleneck for comfortable drive.

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