Soon, travel 22km more to get to Margao from Panaji via Cortalim

PANAJI: Vehicles travelling between Margao and Panaji alongside NH-66 must trip an additional 22km to succeed in their vacation spot as the two.3km stretch between Cortalim junction and the Toyota showroom in Verna might be closed for vehicular visitors within the new yr.


Bridge contractor Dilip Buildcon Pvt Ltd, which post the proposal before the state executive remaining month, stated this was once in public hobby till the following section of the bridge paintings was once completed.Though the federal government is but to give its nod for the proposed visitors diversion from Cortalim junction to Chicalim-airport-Verna and from there onwards to Margao, once approved it is anticipated to remaining for 10 months to a yr.

“We are but to come to a decision at the diversion and the matter has been referred to the collector. We won't allow diversion right through the festive season. It could be achieved subsequent yr,” SP (visitors cell) Dinraj Govekar informed TOI.


The diversion will make commuting between Panaji and Margao on by the use of Cortalim an over 50km force.

South Goa collector Tariq Thomas stated no ultimate resolution has been taken as but.

“There is one possibility, that of diverting the visitors within the night,” the collector informed TOI

Road diversion plan can be finalised through month-end’

The subsequent section of work at the six-lane bridge comes to placing the segments in place.

“Each bridge segment is around 28m vast and can cover all of the width of the present highway. So, within the hobby of public safety, visitors needs to be diverted till this section of the bridge paintings is entire. In other places, there were mishaps and we need to avoid any risk,” Atul Joshi of Dilip Buildcon informed TOI.

Govekar stated for the reason that side wing of the bridge is around 30m vast and the present highway isn't even 30m, it might be unhealthy for the general public to force and journey their automobiles beneath the construction.

Over 40,000 automobiles trip between Panaji and Margao daily on nationwide freeway (NH)-66.

Last month, Dilip Buildcon Pvt Ltd, which is setting up the new Zuari bridge, approached the visitors cell of Goa police to ask it to close NH-66 between the Cortalim junction and Toyota showroom for a yr to facilitate the crowning glory of the bridge.


A gathering to finalise and implement the visitors diversion plan was once held between officials of Dilip Buildcon, the collector, visitors cell and other executive departments. “We will finalise (the diversion) through December finish. During the festive season the state sees a prime car influx and we will be able to not have the ability to put power (at the diversion route),” Govekar stated, including that for this period the federal government has requested the builders to give them an aspect lane to proceed visitors at the same stretch.


Asked whether or not internal roads could be used for visitors diversion, Govekar stated locals can used the ones roads, but other folks unfamiliar with the internal routes might fight to search out their method.


“Also, we can't put power on internal roads as the ones are slim lane roads,” he stated.


Soon, travel 22km more to get to Margao from Panaji via Cortalim Soon, travel 22km more to get to Margao from Panaji via Cortalim Reviewed by kailash soni on December 08, 2018 Rating: 5
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