POTHOLES – The Cancer Eating Up Our Roads!!

Potholes are the lowly annoyance that in fact cause billions of dollars in vehicle damages and a large portion of highway deaths. 

Roads are an integral part of our daily lives

  • 24 million children (one half) of our nation’s school population ride on 450,000 school buses 180 days per year.
  • 50,000 ambulances make 60 million trips a year.
  • Trucks carry 32 million tons of goods across the roads every day.
  • 240 million registered vehicles travel 2.9 trillion miles annually.
  • While potholes can cause hundreds and even thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles, 73% of Indians do not have the cash on hand to pay for those repairs.

Pothole Dangers :

  • Of approximately 33,000 traffic fatalities each year, one-third involve poor road conditions.
  • 27 percent of major urban roads (interstates, freeways and other arterial routes) are deemed substandard and provide unacceptably rough rides for motorists. Only 31 percent of roads are deemed to be in good condition.
  • Vehicular traffic overall is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2030. Large commercial vehicle traffic is projected to increase over that time by 64 percent.
  • The grave danger that potholes present to bicyclists can also be costly to municipalities that fail to fix hazardous potholes and face multi-million dollar lawsuits as a result.

Potholes Take Many Lives – Say No to potholes!


Mr. Manoj Wadhwa lost his son Pavitra due to a pothole on the Delhi-Agra highway on February 10, 2014. Every year, nearly 2878 persons across India meet the same tragic end.
Each Republic Day and other opportunities he gets, he takes an initiative to mend some potholes on his own, using his bare hands, using Mak Premix instant pothole repair bags.
All of us at Makphalt, salute his spirit and urge all to end the menace of potholes. Let us also pledge and SAY NO TO POTHOLES using Mak Premix instant pothole patching compound.

Prevention of POTHOLES :

Makphalt comes with an innovation and instant solution for the potholes repair:


Mak Premix is an instant road repair compound or road patching compound which is manufactured with a blend of bitumen, aggregates and high grade polymers to ensure immediate bonding with existing surface. Repair of heavily trafficked road and airfield pavements using conventional materials and procedures is difficult, inconvenient to user and generally not very satisfactory. For such locations, ready to use road patching materials to up- keep pavement traffic worthy, are essential. 

Ready to use Mak Premix have various advantages such as: 

  • Quality of mix is consistent 
  • Patches are more stable.
  • Ready to use instant road patching mix needs very little time for application at site (Environment Friendly) 
  • Pavement become traffic worthy soon after application no curing period is needed.
  • Preparation of surface for repairs is minimal.
  • Repair is possible in all adverse climates be it hot, cold, snow or rain.
  • No wastage of materials and the manpower is needed minimum. 
  • A very common problem of urban areas is repair of utility cuts in the pavement. These mixes provide quick and efficient repair with least interference with traffic.


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