This is a far from trivial situation that happened to Indian villagers. In a 38-second video, they manage to lift a barely completed tarmac road without difficulty. They peel it off with their bare hands and reveal a fabric on which the bitumen has been poured. This scene takes place in the state of Maharashtra, India.
If some Internet users have fun seeing this "carpet" road, the villagers denounce a "false work" and the sloppy work of the contractor. According to the Times of India, he claimed to have used state-of-the-art "German technology" to overcome the problem of potholes, which are massively prevalent in India.
This technique is therefore far from proven, even though it is directly part of the rural road construction program of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Entitled “Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana”, it aims to provide better accessibility to remote villages. Maharashtra Indians having discovered the faulty work are now demanding retaliatory measures against the contractor.