Herald: A bridge in Vazri to cut short distance to Tisk by one km
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A bridge in Vazri to cut short distance to Tisk by one km

04 May 2018 06:30am IST

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Samir Umarye Bicholim

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04 May 2018 06:30am IST

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Samir Umarye Bicholim

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Villagers say they use a canoe to cross the river; Candidates for Sanquelim civic polls promise a bridge if elected

The distance between Vazri to Karapur Tisk is about seven kms but it can be cut short to less than a km if a temporary bridge is built, say locals.

“If the authorities build a temporary bridge connecting these two villages it will shorten the distance thereby solving their major problem of connectivity to a great extent,” say the villagers.

It may be stated that Vazri is a small village in Sanquelim municipal area and the people from the village complain that there is no public transportation service available in the village.

“As there are no buses in the village most of the people cover the four-km distance to Sanquelim by foot,” said D Tari from Vazri. As per the locals from Vazri there is a river that flows by the side of the village and if a temporary bridge is built over the river it would help them a lot.

“If a bridge is built over the river the distance between Vazri and Karapur Tisk is less than 10 minutes and one can even go walking to Tisk which is slowing becoming a popular hub for business activities,” Tari added.

“If this bridge is built we won’t have to travel to Sanquelim but most of them would prefer to go to Karapur Tisk for buying their necessary things,” Tari claimed.

At present, people use small canoes to bridge this gap and go to the other side of the river. Some of the candidates, who are contesting the Sanquelim Municipal Council elections from this ward, have also promised to build a temporary bridge over this river.

As per the locals it would also benefit school going students who can go to Karapur instead of Sanquelim. 

Earlier, there were times when the locals used to get together and build a temporary bridge with the help of bamboos and used to remove it during rainy season. This bridge used to help shorten the distance. Most of them used to travel to Karapur through the same bridge. Later, this practice was discontinued, the reason for which is not clear.

“No doubt it was risky to travel through such temporary bridge made from bamboos and it could be one reason why it was later stopped,” said Rajesh Vazrikar.

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